Hi from Belgrade!
I guess following etiquette here (although I seem to be unable to find the topic), found a photo on Google Images - really a 100m away from my place, leading down to the river:
... "Old Belgrade" isn't such a ruin (LOL), the photo is a bit old(er). The incer city is, however, mostly old buildings - many of which have been converted from pre-WW1&WW2 built houses, on top of which floors had been added (& such) & also many 50s and 60s communism-era quick constructions to allow for rapid expansion and growth; a whole (new) city arose, called "New Belgrade" across from the river(s): "Sava" and the Denube.
Anyway, I suppose I should edit this topic - once I post it and try to make sense of everything I'd just written!
Edit: Here's another photo, again found through Google Images, both showing the city (much) further North... Not too many high-rises at all! (and btw., strangely, Wikipedia lists the population as being ~1.7 million):
... With the surrounding neighborhoods (municipalities, towns), it's possible that the population count could be closer to ~3 million, easily, as we've seen (an almost total!) disintegration of villages and rural-areas migration(s) to the major population centers in an unprecedented way, heh.
Right, well, all this text... I guess that it's been surprising to me, the development and also, btw., how much tourism has been going on in recent years... A (huge!) rise in the number of hostels... When I step onto the street, I can
evenrun into Oriental tourists looking for accommodation: a hotel ("Palace") which is right next to my street is often full and they are, just, roaming around (lolz) & sometimes I speak to them...
Whoa, ok... So this happened in the meantime:
... Can't remember the last time my cable modem had decided to quit on me.
And then, trying to edit my original post... The forum doesn't like me any more, LOL.
Post contant was flagged as spam
Edit: I have no clue how to fix it!
@kgbme: It's a bug - not your fault. Community developers know about it.
Hello, welcome aboard.
I'm not sure how to find issue about "etiquette" here too.
I believe it only; just be clear, direct, and no need to words your feeling about issue with Hollywood "good" words vocabulary. If it does, just go to Chit-Chat sub-category.
Wikipedia unfortunately suffer "hit & run" syndrome. People put info to it & rarely update it.
Thank you for the photos, those are beautiful. (Comment from person that almost never got out from his country).
A (huge!) rise in the number of hostels...
Yes, but I've seen those movies
@kgbme I've been to Belgrade once, but only driving by, while on a trip to Greece. We didn't stop there, unfortunately, so I didn't take any pictures. Anyway, welcome to our community! 😉