Ilirska Ulica, Beograd, Srbija, 2015

This little park, social place was introduced to us by our friend living in the neighbourhood, enthusiasticaly praising its value for the locals.

This type of spaces are quite rare and usually are saved as a part of the yard of the wealthy house later nationalized and used for neighbourhood park/gathering place. It is very similar to the other park/public square, actually only other one known to me, near by, also in our collection.

Most of the houses were built before Second World War, some even before WW I, at the beginning of the XX century. For a long time whole neighbourhood was neglected, houses were in bad shape and habitants were obviously having hard time keeping them standing.

Recently all of that changed, wealthier people bought and renovated most of them ruggedizing their value and proximity to the city center and relative seclusion from the busy city traffic.

On the the few photos bellow relative prosperity of the space is visible, especially to the locals observing fast change. Most interesting is, in my opinion last photo. Locals are pointing to the little park and asking themselves, quite curiously, if all of them have its own tide in here, probably thinking that it will lift their own and maybe also spirit of the space.

TIP FOR VISITORS: Best burek in Belgrade is made few steps from here in 29. November Street.








sociability
10
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
8
religious
x
access & linkages
6
social
x
comfort
9
residential
x
image
8
court yard
x
tourist value
6
with park
x
total
47
street, shopping
x






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