In this week’s round-up of our ‘photo a day project’, we leave Plovdiv, Bulgaria for five nights in Belgrade, Serbia. We didn't know what to expect of Serbia's capital, but its European vibe and fun fashion reminded us a little of St. Petersburg, only smaller and minus all the water. A great city to walk and with lovely green spaces, Belgrade is the perfect place to while away a few days. They also have the best chips in the world, an award we have bestowed on our favourite souvlaki/gyro store there. Seriously, we would go back just for that. But fortunately, we'd go back for many reasons.
Here's what we got up to this week!
June 23rd 2014. Ballerina. Having a bit of fun in front of the Plovdiv Art Gallery where a bronze statue of Bulgarian painter Tzanko Lavrenov sits contemplating his next masterpiece.
June 24th 2014. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Having only a brief 2 hour stop over in Sofia before going on to Belgrade, we made a bee line for one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world.
June 25th 2014. Unorthodox cathedral. As it's turned out, we've seen the world's two largest Orthodox cathedrals in as many days! The largest is the Cathedral of Saint Sava here in Belgrade. Its interior may not be finished yet, but after taking a look around inside, we can say it is rather large. ;)
June 26th 2014. Chess players. Decided to beat the summer heat by escaping into Kalemegdan Park, Belgrade's oldest, with a cold drink and do a bit of people watching.
June 27th 2014. With a cherry on top. Headed to an “intergalactic diner” with a Grease-esque retro vibe for a quick bite. Haven't had a classic milkshake like this in the longest time! As the staff's uniforms confidently read, “If you can find a better diner, eat there.”
June 28th 2014. Bouquet of escargot. Whilst exploring Belgrade Fortress, we noticed that what we thought were thousands of pretty spiral flowers were, in actual fact, tiny snails clustered together blanketing the manicured lawn. Which gave me the perfect excuse to take a few reverse lens macro shots.
June 29th 2014. Genius. Can anyone guess what this is, who invented it and how it has contributed to life as we know it? And, although you would score points, it's not a Flux Capacitor, Dr Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown was not the inventor and it has yet to send us back to the future.