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This was taken recently during the blue hour in Belgrade, at Kalemegdan Fortress. Beneath you can see Sava River and on the other side is New Belgrade. Little bit on the right side is the confluence of Sava to Danube River. The statue on the left is Victor or Pobednik, in Serbian language. Pobednik is a monument in the Upper Town of the Belgrade Fortress, built to commemorate Serbia's victory over Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Balkan Wars and the First World War. Erected in 1928, and standing at 14 metres high, it is one of the most famous works of Ivan Meštrović.

The first mention of the city Belgrade is when it was founded in the 3rd century BC as "Singidunum" by the Celtic tribe of Scordisci, who had defeated Thracian and Dacian tribes that previously lived in and around the fort. The city-fortress was later conquered by the Romans, was known as Singidunum and became a part of "the military frontier", where the Roman Empire bordered "barbarian Central Europe".

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