Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

propaganda - 'noun', information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view (Compact Oxford Dictionary).

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Belgrade: Pictorial-Guide

Belgrade: Pictorial-Guide, edited by Ljubica Trajkovoc.  Hardcover book published by Turisticka Stampa no date.  Text is in English.

The few old buildings of historical value that have survived the havoc wrought by past wars are maintained with great care today. But all the other remains of the old Belgrade, the shabby small houses that recall the past hardships and sufferings of its people, are now being pulled down to make way for new modern buildings. 

The crossroads by the People’s Assembly and Main Post Office buildings.

Behind the Assembly is the Main Post Office. In the foreground the building of the Central Committee of the League of Yugoslav Communists and the Editorial Offices of the newspaper “Borba”. 

Mose Pijade Street with its newly-built blocks of marble-faced buildings. In the rear lies the centre of the town and beyond — Kalemegdan, Ratno ostrvo (War Island) and the Danube.

Terazije, the centre of Belgrade.  In the bottom, right-hand corner, the Hotel Moskva, built in 1906.

The “Albanija” building ends Terazije and divides Knez Mihajlova and Korlarceva Streets.

The beginning of Knez Mihajlova, one of the city’s main shopping streets.

Hotel Slavija.

Bulevar Revolucije, with the Hotel Metropol in the foreground.

Striking lines of modern flats at Zvezdara.

New apartment houses at Zvezdara.

Across the river, Novi Beograd is rising, with its slim towers and wide avenues.

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