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Description:View of a funfair under construction from above. The focus is on a carousel ('ringešpil') in the centre of the photograph. Two ladders are leaning against it, and building materials are spread around. Behind it to the left is another circular construction made of wood, featuring paired bicycles rotating around a centre pole. The foreground is dominanted by a stage-like construction equipped with electrical lamps and a horizontal signboard seen from behind. A man is standing in the area between the stage and the carousel. He is dressed all in white with a dark bow tie, is holding his hands on his hips and has a pipe in his mouth. In the background, a row of wagons loaded with wooden boards can be distinguished against the park fence. Behind it are residential buildings and pedestrians walking down a street.
Comment:This funfair was probably located in Mali Kalemegdan, near the corner of Tadeuš Koščuški and Strahinjić Ban streets, where a permanent amusement park ('Luna park') is still situated today.
Date:Not before 1930, Not after 1940
Location:Belgrade, Kalemegdan
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
460 Labor
510 Living Standards and Routines > 517 Leisure Time Activities
520 Recreation > 529 Recreational Facilities
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0001
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković