Happy Easter! As you know we celebrate Orthodox Easter, we will be enjoying it with friends and family, we are taking couple days off from blogging this weekend. Today I am dying eggs and thinking of other creative things to decorate my eggs I will share some next week! We hope you enjoy your Easter weekend, if you are celebrating! Take care, Sara ox
I’m proud to present one of my blogger friends’ efforts here and invite you to see some awesome work by Belgrade Streets photography. I invited Andy to answer a few questions about his work that I have been following on his blog. I found it hard to pick my favorite photo on his blog so here is a couple I have chosen that I think sums up Belgrade Streets so well. A fresh, personal view of the city that is completely honest, and confounding to much of Serbia’s reputation. Great to see photographers, under their own motivation, creating their own work under their own voice, and finding ways to get it seen on their terms. I’m looking forward to seeing more from this photographer. Here is 10 @ 10 with Andy.
INTERIOR | ARCHITECTURE
Project: Novak Cafe | http://www.novakcafe.rs | Architects: Bojan Supeljak | Location: Belgrade, Serbia | Compleated: 2009
I posted in the beginning of the Australian Open that Novak Djokovic is unstoppable and that he will win the AO once again – I believed in him! It’s only fair now that I say ‘I told you so!’
Last night in Melbourne Novak Djokovic was just that – unstoppable. He wore down Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of professional tennis, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 after 5 hours, 53 minutes to claim his third Australian Open title.
The 2012 Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal was one of the greatest matches in tennis history, and it was a spectacular preview for what the remainder of the 2012 tennis season should be like. Showing great sportsmanship and humour despite flogging themselves to near exhaustion, the both gladiators quipped “good morning” to the crowd at the 2am presentation.
“Rafa, you are one of the best players ever. You are one of the most respected players on tour,” Djokovic said.
“We made history tonight. Unfortunately, there couldn’t be two winners tonight.”
Nadal was gracious in gut-wrenching defeat.
“Congratulations to Novak and his team; they deserve it. They are something fantastic,” the world No.2 said.
Nadal also came out a winner after fighting for almost 6 hours – he mentioned “I will never, ever will forget this match. Even if I lost, it was very, very special to me.”
Neither will we Nadal…Neither will we.
Not to rub it in but small Serbia last night also won Gold medal in water polo and Silver in Handball. Well done boys!
Our little Amigo [Spanish name Yes!] all Team Novak last night.
Sveti Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Belgrade, Serbia
Castle Kosmac, Becici
Victor monument at Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia
Reka Tara – River Tara
Adriatic sea, Bar
Adriatic sea, Ulcinj
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I wanted to share some of these beautiful photos of Serbia, Central Serbia & Montenegro done by Igor Markov. If you want to know more about Serbia visit this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytXYIc6YzyA&sns=fb best way to know Serbia.
Project: Beton Hala / Comunale Restaurant | Location: Belgrade, Serbia | Architect: Aleksandar D. Rodic
Building completion: 2010 | Photographs: Ana Kostic, Marko Todorovic
Comunale restaurant is located in Belgrade, an industrial building constructed in 1937, which stretches along Sava river port, five minute walk from the central city pedestrian zone. Once warehouse with six meters ceiling height and construction grid defined by concrete columns of 5.5 meters span, the place was converted into new gathering place of Italian cuisine’s lovers. As the name suggests, seating is organized with massive communal tables, made of steel, positioned both on ground floor and gallery, with wooden benches and bar stools. Focal point is bar counter, tile covered, where guests can observe the preparation of food.
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To all my dear family, friends & blog readers around the world wishing you a fabulous 2012 with full of great achievements and experiences. A meaningful chapter is waiting to be written HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you for all your support and visiting ARHITEKTURA+ in last couple weeks since its first launch. New Year is the time to unfold new horizons & realize new dreams, rediscover the strength & faith within you, to rejoice in simple pleasures & gear up for a new challenges. Wishing u a truly fulfilling 2012 and looking forward bringing you lots of great new posts in the new year!!
[images via flickr]
Designed by Architect Isay Weinfeld, the Square Nine Hotel is a contemporary construction integrating both modern and historical elements, as seen in many of the surrounding buildings. Located in the heart of Belgrade’s historical center, the boutique-inspired hotel is within walking distance to shops, restaurants and Kalemegdan.
Square Nine Hotel is the first five-star hotel to open in more than a decade in Belgrade. Located right in the heart of the historic center conspiring the ideal place to stay and pamper yourselves in contemporary luxury as you discover the blossoming capital of Belgrade. One of my favorite cities in the world.
The hotel was born from the owner’s desire to be part of Belgrade’s renovation, impressing a luxurious, but more familiar character to the city.
The interior design applies materials such as stone, bronze mirrors and wood claddings, both light and dark colored, which results in very cozy ambients and the most elegant atmosphere.