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Kalemegdan (a term of Turkish/Arabic origins meaning 'fortress amidst battlefields') is a fortification located
in Belgrade on the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It is built upon the foundations of the ancient
Celtic city of Singidunum (established in the 3rd century BC) and has since taken a variety of forms for a
lengthy list of occupiers. After being conquered by the Romans in the 1st century AD, Kalemegdan served
as a fortified legionary camp and was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt between 378 and 441 AD; a time of
frequent invasions by Goths and Huns.

The area was rebuilt as a castle by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 535, and once again become prone to
frequent invasions, this time by Avars and Slavs (the latter finally settled the region of Belgrade in the early
7th century). Kalemegdan changed hands several times between Hungary, Bulgaria and Byzantium, until it
finally fell into the possession of the newly emerging Serbian state in the 12th century. In 1404, Czar Lazar
declared Belgrade as his capital, strengthened the fortress, and built a palace within the old castle walls.

After the conquest of Belgrade by the Turks in 1521, the fortress fell into decay but was restored as a
military stronghold by the Austrians in a short-lived period of occupation. Recaptured by the Ottomans, the
fort was used by the Turks, and later the Serbs, as a garrison and jail (now a zoo :)). Today, Kalemegdan is
a beautiful park located in the centre of Belgrade. It serves as a reminder of the lush history the city has.

The Fort...











Guards throughout time...


Pobednik...




 

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In Serbia, history tends to repeat itself...






As do certain Beer Festivals...



As well as a Belgrader's love for sports, regardless of season



And of course I'll post more pictures...








 

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^ Oh sorry, Nero! I checked the thread and loved it and then didn't even leave a comment!

Great job, gorgeous pictures - I recognize a couple of them! Your heading at the top, the photo-label, is gorgeus! Well done!
 

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I actually spent a good part of the morning looking for something like that but gave up. :goodnight
At least I was able to use the bronze model as neat header though :p
 

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Great pics Nero but this one's a bit weird :

Middle Age wannabe reenactors with 19th century flags :crazy:
 

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All other considerations put aside (you know what I mean :D) it reminds of some training of the Tigrovi, middle age indeed ;)
 

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^^ Hey, go buy fast a digicam, and plz took some pics in BGD
, and i ll in Paris and we re quit!! If u want to do it, contact me via PM u ll get instant EE Digicam help ;)
 

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Stevan said:
^^ Hey, go buy fast a digicam, and plz took some pics in BGD
, and i ll in Paris and we re quit!! If u want to do it, contact me via PM u ll get instant EE Digicam help ;)
I do have a camera but I as soon as I bought it I started to shoot almost everything I saw and then, as I get bored, I gave it to my mom... who's doing exactly the same thing, porodicno sasavi ti CVRKovici :crazy2: :D
PM follows.
 

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CVRKI said:
Great pics Nero but this one's a bit weird :


Middle Age wannabe reenactors with 19th century flags :crazy:
Clearly there is nothing incorrect about the usage of that flag. Afterall, it perfectly reflects our recollection of history.
:naughty: But alright, this one would make it all the less peculiar...


Just be glad I didn't post my Guca thread

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All this middle age knight stuff is good for tourism. Here is the picture from 2003 at Kalemegdan.
 
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