“Hot” sights in Belgrade
This may not be the most picturesque vision in Belgrade, but it’s one of the most common in the summertime. No, it’s not women in short dresses; that’s actually quite picturesque. It’s the home-grown approach to catch water dripping from air conditioners.
Now that Belgrade is in the throes of a heat wave, bottles are set up all over town. I like to think that the type of bottle usually corresponds with the type of store in a building. The hair salon by my apartment uses an old shampoo bottle and most of the bars or convenience stores will use a spare drink bottle. I’ve even seen a bar using an old Jelen bottle, but didn’t have my camera with me at the time.
I’m a huge fan of the bottle system, because it prevents the sickening feeling I get when an air conditioner drips on me. As it turns out, the water is not poison-filled-icy-nastiness, but it feels that way all the same.
Thanks, Belgrade shopkeepers, for keeping our streets drip-free and turning the A/C on, despite fears of promaja! Now if we could all work on opening up more than one window on busses…