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Belgrade Municipality building

Belgrade Municipality building, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:Belgrade Municipality building
Description:Exterior of the Beogradska opština taken from the Velika pijaca square. A few workers are either constructing or dismantling scaffolding around the ground floor of the building. Some barely visible road workers can be seen at work in Uzun Mirko Street.
Comment:The photograph was published in the newspaper Vreme on a page dealing with urban development, though without a specific text. The shop on the left is Avram Filipović's hardware store.
Location:Belgrade, Uzun Mirkova ulica
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:340 Structures > 341 Architecture
180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
650 Government Activities > 653 Public Works
Bibliography:Nova opštinska zgrada. Vreme 2459, 27 Oktober 1928, 8.
Zgrada Beogradske opštine. Source: (accessed 23.04.2016)
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0168
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković