One month ago I visited Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, for the first time and found the central parts of the city a lot more attractive than I had expected.
However, the city was not quite as beautiful as this picture indicates. This is from Skadarska Street, locally known for its "bohemian" atmosphere, for many years a meeting-place of writers, artists and other creative people. Today it has become a bit of a tourist trap, but I found this block quite interesting. The walls are covered with "trompe l'oeil" paintings giving an illusion of palaces and gardens.
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jasmis (57616) 2009-10-06 1:29
Interesting street photo. I met such painted walls in France too.
emka (64492) 2009-10-06 1:43
Hi Gert, haha, is it painted? Funny idea! Nice scene, young mother, probably grand mother and kid. Dynamical phboto.
JanD (0) 2009-10-06 2:13
Wonderful scene, amazing sgraffiti, good take. Original effect.
Buin (42128) 2009-10-06 2:42
Good morning Gert!
A really interesting and beautiful effect - and I presume that it is advantageaous for this city. A real work of art. However, I think the crack in the wall is real ... ;-) A skillfully composed photo!
Greetings from Grey and wet Germany! Brrr!
nirvana73 (0) 2009-10-06 7:49
very nice daily scene
very nice bohemian atmosphere
thanks for sharing and explanations
feather (51128) 2009-10-06 8:17
Wonderful shot. Also very good work of the artist, as we need to look very closely to see this is not real. Of course the inclusion of the people is necessary and they are perfectly placed in the frame.
saxo042 (33990) 2009-10-06 10:00
This is a very good picture. Yoyu have certainly reserved some space in front of this actually moving object, completely according to the "rules" here:-) Very nice background too!
fanni (13944) 2009-10-06 13:18
this is a bit fantastic moment- a combination of "real" life and "painted" life! I have very strange feeling when I look at this scene... but whatever it is, the photo was taken very effectively and is very well composed - what a moment, indeed!
mafegan (8622) 2009-10-07 18:49
A great combination of real and unreal. Good idea to capture such a scene and also to post it. Tfs, Marlene
serp2000 (33405) 2009-10-09 6:16
I see, you have a fresh shots too. Excellent! Interesting composition, fine background, fine colors.
Have a great WE!
Vasa (16612) 2009-10-10 16:18
your picture de Scadarlia est superb. You got the original subject. I had mine (look at "Le Silence de la Mer" i nmy gallery).
So, we missed the occasion to drink a coffe together. It is nice idea to visit Belgrade. At other time will you tell me in advance. For friendly meeting.
skippy007 (12504) 2009-10-14 5:28
Hello Gert, Quite Extrordinary, looking at this I would not have believed it but if you say it is a painting then a painting it is. The inclusion of the people, looks like three generations, walking, foot off the ground & bright red colours makes it for me. Well put together. A lovely image.