Today’s cultural highlight was a visit to Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla museum (Krunska 51, Belgrade 11000). The other cultural immersion involved crossing the Saba river to visit high-rise workers apartments built in the Russian “brutalist” style of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. I’m sorry but they didn’t seem depressing enough to me — they were just dull. All hail the ghost of Nikola Tesla.
The ashes of Nikola Tesla, who died in 1943 at age 86, are kept within this small globe-shaped container inside the museum.
Yours truly snapping that photo from yesterday of a 17th Century gate within Belgrade fortress.
Soviet-built, brutalist-style apartments in the newer, shittier part of Belgrade. (Photo snapped by Svetlana Cvetko,)
Serbian government building bombed sometime between March and June ’99. Not repaired (it’s been 17 years) because the authorities want it preserved as kind of memorial to the people killed during the NATO bombings. Or something like that.