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Unveiling of the 'Victor' monument in Kalemegdan

Unveiling of the 'Victor' monument in Kalemegdan, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:Unveiling of the 'Victor' monument in Kalemegdan
Description:View of Kalemegdan on the occasion of the unveiling of the Pobednik statue. The photograph shows the column from a distance surrounded by scaffolding and towering over the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. To its right, there is an imposing building in the style of an Ottoman konak. A large crowd of people is scattered across the various levels of the fortress, now a public park.
Comment:The photograph was taken on the occasion of the official opening of the park’s stone stairway and the unveiling of the Pobednik statue in 1928.
Location:Belgrade, Kalemegdan
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
210 Records > 211 Mnemonic Devices
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
Bibliography:Istorija Beogradske Tvrdjave. Source: (accessed 23.04.2016)
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba.0013
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković