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Fortress Friday

Belgrade Fortress

The Real Housewives of New Jersey may go to The Chateau, but the Real Housewife of Belgrade goes to the Fortress. Belgrade Fortress.

Belgrade Fortress is in Kalemegdan Park. It’s the core of Stari Grad, or old Belgrade. Kalemegdan is a gorgeous park with winding paths, sculpture, and, of course, fortress walls all around. It overlooks the Danube and Sava Rivers and offers great views of the city.

This week, I wandered on its bucolic paths. I watched children playing in leaves and couples nuzzling on park benches. The scent of fresh popcorn was in the air. It was a peaceful, quiet moment in an otherwise bustling city.

And then I saw the tanks.

Kalemegdan is also home to a military museum. I didn’t go in, since I knew Muz would want to see it and really, one visit to a military museum is enough for this RHOB. But outside the museum, there are a series of tanks, guns (howitzers?) and other weaponry, pictured here. I was taken aback, but most people didn’t give them a second glance.

Note to Real Housewives of NJ, Atlanta, and NYC: You’d better step up your game if you come to Belgrade. Flipping tables is not going to cut it.


2 responses

  1. Jeff

    Congrats on the blog. Looks very nice. There is a very nice restaurant up in that fortress that we ate at when we were in Belgrade that you should check out when you go back. Hope all is well. We’re still sorting things out in the aftermath of the elections… -J

    November 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  2. Thanks! I am thinking of you guys. I will definitely check out that restaurant. I looked at the menu but haven’t gone in yet.

    November 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm

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