Blown away by Belgrade’s street art

On my recent visit to Belgrade, I was really keen to get a glimpse of the city’s soul. So, imagine my delight when I discovered Belgrade’s street art.

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

It is through street art that you really get to feel the pulse of a city โ€“ it is here where you learn what matters to people most.

Whether it be culture, society or politics, Belgrade’s street artists reflect the city’s wonderful vibrancy and diversity.

I took so many photos and am very excited to share some of my favourites with you.

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Many of these pics were taken in Skadarlija, the wonderful Bohemian quarter of Belgrade, but I also discovered some wonderful scenes in other parts of the city โ€“ most often by chance after wandering down interesting-looking side alleys.

I felt very safe and could explore to my heart’s content!

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

How beautiful is this? (credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Belgrade street art. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)


Do you also love street art? Which of these Belgrade images do you like best?

 

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48 thoughts on “Blown away by Belgrade’s street art

    • November 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm
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      Yes, the doves are so beautiful! Glad you enjoyed my post. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • November 12, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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    So many interesting pieces of art. Wonderful to wander around and discover in a city. I do like the doves! Thanks for linking #citytripping

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    • November 13, 2017 at 7:58 am
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      Thanks, Elizabeth! That’s what I like about exploring a new city … So many surprises around every corner.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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    I would have never considered that a Balkan country or city can be so charming and rich in murals. Belgrade seems like a real pearl. What shouldn’t we miss when being there, Birgit?

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  • November 9, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    I completely agree – I love sniffing out street art in different cities. What an eclectic collection you captured. I love the pattern going up the stairs and funny dogs. Thank you for sharing a slice of Serbia for #FarawayFiles, cheers from Copenhagen!

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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      So glad you enjoyed it, Erin! Finding all these street art gems was a real highlight of my trip to Serbia.

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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      Thanks, Nell! I loved the city’s great energy and creativity!

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  • November 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    I love street art. We just did some street art seeking in Ghent, with much success. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. It is almost as nice as finding all these pieces in real life! #CityTripping

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm
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      ‘It is almost as nice as finding all these pieces in real life!’ Awww! Thanks for your lovely comment, Elizabeth ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you enjoyed it. By the way: I studied for a year in Ghent many moons ago. I should go back and explore the street art one day. I can just imagine the gems. It’s a lovely city.

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  • November 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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    The trompe d’oeil one is spectacular, but the simplistic kookyness of the ninja sign made me chuckle…#CityTripping

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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      I agree, Lydia. The artistry is just amazing and I love the humour too!

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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      How interesting, Clare! Next time you should stop over in Belgrade. You won’t regret it.

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  • November 7, 2017 at 10:27 pm
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    Wow! We can see why you were so blown away! That’s a lot of really great street art. And anything that includes the Blues Brothers…well, that’s masterpiece material! This is awesome – we’re adding to our Street Art Pinterest Board, too. Thanks for sharing with #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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      Ha ha, yes! Got to love the Blues Brothers! Seeing all these fantastic murals was an absolute highlight of my Belgrade holiday.

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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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      Thanks, Clare ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love the vibrant happy colours, and the yellow colour of the Etta James artwork really stood out for me. Very happy to share these wonderful scenes with other street art fans.

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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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      They’re fabulous, right? So much fun to discover great street art while exploring a city. Thanks for the visit, Tania.

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  • November 7, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    Thank you for the wonderful overview of the rich diversity. I was particularly moved by the two doves with the olive branch, with the little (!) atom bomb in the background. The small dove (and the bigger one?) with tears in the eye? Profoundly moving!

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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm
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      I also love the two doves with the olive branch and the colourful handprints. I came across it by chance … it was hidden away in a side street near a church. The image is so poignant after the destruction of the war in the 90s.

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  • November 7, 2017 at 8:05 am
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    Loved this post! I love street art when it’s well done, otherwise it’s just ugly graffiti. There seems to be quite a great deal of American influence in Serbia, based on the street art! I liked the Etta James and the Native American(?) girl ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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      So true, Michelle. I also hate ugly graffiti, but if people make the effort to create wonderful murals on otherwise grey buildings and in dark alleyways, it can really transform a place. PS: I’d love to know the story behind the beautiful ‘Native American’ mural ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 7, 2017 at 3:16 am
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    This is awesome! I think it is the first time I hear about Belgrade’s street art. However, what I am noticing is that Belgrade has tons of hip, modern things to go and places to see. I think this year they made to a big list of “must visit” because of their beer scene. Hope to visit soon! #MondayEscapes
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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm
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      Yes, Belgrade is a very hip and happening city. It has a wonderful youthful energy and apparently, the nightlife/clubbing scene is legendary. And yes, they LOVE their beer, as is evident in the street art too ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you get to visit soon, Ruth!

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  • November 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm
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    This is great! Thank you for sharing it with StreetArtChat! The really simple cat amuses me but the woman with the mask is great too.

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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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      Thanks Cathy! Really glad I discovered StreetArtChat ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love how very simple but striking the cat is! I was so lucky to come across so many wonderful scenes in Belgrade.

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  • November 6, 2017 at 5:35 am
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    I love street art, Brigit, and somehow I never happen to discover it on my own. The only place where I’ve seen some was in Dresden, Germany, but there are so many other places around the world where it can be found. The one that you discovered in Belgrade is indeed stunning. I should make a note of it because I haven’t been in Serbia yet, but I’d love to go. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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      Thanks, Anda. Yes, I remember seeing some great street art in Dresden too many years ago … wish I had taken photos then, but sure it has all changed again by now. It is true, the best street art is often hidden in alleys off the main tourist trail, so I love the surprise element and excitement of stumbling on something. But it is so easy to miss these gems. I was a very lucky explorer ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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    Very nice pictures. Belgrade in on my bucket list and I will surely go for a walk for to discover these beautiful artworks.

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    • November 5, 2017 at 10:57 am
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      So glad you enjoyed my post. Hope you’ll get a chance to travel to Belgrade soon!

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    • November 5, 2017 at 10:49 am
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      Ah, I also love that one! For some reason it reminds me of the new Wonder Woman movie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 4, 2017 at 4:51 am
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    Wow – some amazing street art here! I agree – it’s a great way to see what matters most to a city’s people. Very cool. #culturedkids

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    • November 5, 2017 at 10:47 am
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      I was very excited to find so much creativity. Glad you also enjoyed it!

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  • November 4, 2017 at 1:52 am
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    I love street art and like you found some amazing murals in Belgrade. I especially loved the trompe l’oeil styled buildings on the buildings Skadarlija. The doves are beautiful too.

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    • November 5, 2017 at 10:42 am
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      Yes, I also found the trompe l’oeil styled buildings (great description) especially lovely.

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    • November 5, 2017 at 10:40 am
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      It definitely was a surprise discovery for me too! One of the many joys of travelling ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • November 5, 2017 at 10:50 am
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      Yes! I also love it. Such a simple drawing but so very striking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 3, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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    I’m a big fan of street art and enjoy exploring a city through its murals/graffiti. Just a couple of days ago I walked along the mural trail in Glasgow which was great. Belgrade seems to have some interesting art, with beer being a recurrent theme!! It’s hard to pick a favourite here but I really like the Etta James, the one up the steps and the doves of peace. #CulturedKids
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    • November 5, 2017 at 10:55 am
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      Ha ha, yes! They really love their beer ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love the Etta James one (the bright yellow colour is so striking!) and the beautiful doves of peace. Those bright colours on the doves are handprints. (PS: I’d love to see the mural trail in Glasgow, sounds really interesting.)

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