I usually take the free walking tours in the various cities I have been to, and this time I decided to take the underground walking tour of Belgrade to see something a little different. The tour started at the Belgrade Fortress and then took us to a military bunker built in 1948 (never used), a Roman well (also never used for water), a gun powder storage facility and finally an old “fridge” in the mountains that is now a wine cellar.
The military bunker was built in 1948 in reaction to the fear of Yugoslavia being attacked by the Soviets for refusing to conform to the communist ways of Stalin. Luckily, another war or conflict never came to fruition and it all worked out.
The “fridge” in the mountains is a series of 13 tunnels used to keep products cool when refrigeration was not an option. Now, most of the tunnels have been covered up, however a few have been converted to wine caves and little bars.
Of course I could not post something without adding in a little bit of graffiti. The last piece is called La Santa de Beograd and is considered a very important piece of street art in Belgrade. The images depict peace and war and growth and struggle.
This is also a little humor that is posted around my hostel.