Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Peaceful Coexistence of Classical Culture and Everyday Life

The National Museum in Republic Square, Belgrade, Serbia.

"Six years after NATO bombed it, the Serbian capital pulses with the electric energy of youth and a nonstop music scene."

Seth Sherwood "Belgrade Rocks" (Travel) Nytimes.com October 16, 2005.


Eighteen months ago, on the night train from Odesa to Lviv, a Serbian pharmacist berated America and the West, in front of my Russian/Ukrainian Jewish mathematician fellow travellers and me, for four hours. Her father had been blinded by the bombing, and her 8-year old nephew had lost both of his legs.

Photo credit: Ed Alcock for The New York Times


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