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Karadjordjeva Street, Beograd, Srbija, 2007[open in full screen]  

 
 

At the beginning of the 20th century Belgrade was getting ready for the "new age". This square was intended to be a starting point for the new monumental business center. It was close to the very popular small market on the banks of river Sava and newly built [1890] railway station. Largest and best city hotel "Bristol" [still standing] was built and during next couple of years few more impressive structures in neoclassic style with direct influence and interest of the Serbian King at the time.

  Unfortunately future was not sympathetic to this space. Popularity of car and truck transportation over time converted this whole area to the main trough traffic artery and bus and truck depot. Buildings were neglected and poor lighting and proximity of the railway station contributed to the very bed reputation for the whole area.

Intended usage is recently recognized, truck and bus traffic was directed elsewhere, some facades are renewed and with more light and maybe some street treatment bright future might be visible on horizon.

  We visited this area in 2015 and huge progress is visible [small photos bellow the map]. Neglected spaces were converted to "culture hub" and now is bustling with life. Map bellow is from 1878 where bluish area is flooded zone along river Sava called very appropriately Pond Venice.

Plans are under way to move away bus and railway station and develop "bluish area" to modern waterfront with combined living and business activities.

 
           
   
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