"Belgrade knows all this, and looks forward to her future with apprehension. For, to tell the truth, it is a mournful city. Even in spring, when the young lovers walk among the flowers in Kalemegdan, and their elders sit in the restaurants talking politics with a new and rosy vehemence, because their nostrils are filled with the savour of roasting lamb and piglet, its underlying mood is an autumnal doubtfulness." (p. 613-4)
To give a taste of what Belgrade looks like to anyone who hasn't yet walked its streets, above are some photos that briefly sketch out the theme of the historical 'scar' on the cityscape.
Below is a simple video of a tram ride through the city. By just looking out of the window, it is possible to get a sense of its visible landscape; a city that has experienced much destruction and turmoil in the past, with buildings from different periods coexisting side by side, the built environment goes a long way to spell out the city's story.