One of the most gripping scenes in my host Vladimir’s novel In the Hold (U potpalublju, 1994) is a scene from Bulevar Revolucije (a Tito era name of Bulevar kralja Aleksandra) where
… the ground beneath our feet was breaking up [—] and out of this depths came the unbearable stench of the centuries, which, in our inertia, we had failed to use in a dignified way …
After this vision, the narrator
.. endeavored to move along the spittle-covered streets.
These are my two reflections:
1. I have also experienced Bulevar kralja Aleksandra as a place where you feel exposed and alienated.
2. The streets of Belgrade are indeed spittle-covered, or at least gum-covered.
Click here to se an star-filled pavement sky: IMG_4912