A Place I Like

wooden3This high-rise building is the oldest skyscraper in Zagreb. It is a residential and commercial building, composed of two-storey base and eight-storey tower. It was designed by architect Drago Ibler and it was built between 1956 and 1958.

The building was initially planned for the Autocentar Company and to its employees. Knowing this, it is easy to assume how important car industry might have been for Zagreb economy in that time.

Wooden skyscraper got the nickname for its numerous wooden details and elements.

I adore this building. Each time I am at the Ibler’s Square I cannot help myself to look up and admire the elegant view. I always imagine prosperous and modern Zagreb of mid XX century.

- Ana Stunic

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cetinje fra kon resizeWhen in Cetinje, I never miss a chance to pass by the former French Embassy Building.

France was among the first European countries to establish diplomatic relations with Montenegro. Construction of this architecturally valuable and for that time modern object is really exceptional. The building was built in 1910 in Art nouveau style, and it was the first reinforced concrete building not only in Montenegro, but wider. It was designed by Polo Gadea and one of the most prominent architects Auguste Pere, was also involved in this project.

Each time I stand in front of it I think about time when even the eaves of the house were important!

Research of the former French Embassy Building was recently published by EXPEDITIO.

Jelena Dulovic

The residence of prince Miloš Obrenović resizeLidija Franovic from Belgrade was the first to send story about the place she likes:

The residence of prince Milos Obrenovic (Konak kneza Milosa) in Topcider Park in Belgrade is place which I love to visit. I made this photo in October 2015.

Building of residence started in 1831, after the second Hatti-Sheriff in 1830, when prince Miloš, a leader of the Second Serbian Uprising in 1815, has become a hereditary prince and Serbia got an autonomy within Turkish Empire. It was finished in 1836.

An architect of residence that was built in oriental style with elements of classicism was Hadzi Nikola Zivkovic, one of the first architects in modern Serbia. Zivković was also an architect of residence of princess Ljubica Obrenovic (Milos’s wife) in Belgrade.

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teleskop1 fill 250x333 resizeBelgrade Astronomical Observatory is one of the oldest scientific institutions in Serbia and the only autonomous astronomical institute in Yugoslavia. Its past development forms an important part of the history of science and culture in these regions.” - by Dr Milan S. Dimitrijevic, Publ. Astron. Obs. Belgrade, 60 (1998),

It is located in the middle of Zvezdara forest which is one of the largest parks in Belgrade. The ambient of the Observatory’s complex is unique, but not well known by the citizens of this town. Unfortunately, because of the lack of funds the decay of pavilions is evident; nevertheless it gives this space a note of dreamy patina, combined with its elegance - this still is a perfect place for creative thinkers.

The telescope on photos is completely accurate, yet outdated for demand of today’s science. Although the Astronomical Observatory is working as a scientific institute, it also is a place of heritage.

If you have a chance to visit Observatory, do not miss it. It might appear as a time machine, but it definitely is more than that.

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The material displayed on the separate country pages has been prepared by:
Albania: 
Albanian Heritage Foundation
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CHwB Regional Office in Sarajevo
Kosovo: EC MA Ndryshe
Montenegro: EXPEDITIO and Notar
Serbia: Civic Association SUBURBIUM

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