The spread of COVID-19 in Korea is not unusual. Fortunately, the mortality rate is very low compared to the confirmed diagnosis rate. Those who had chronic illnesses are most of the death.
So the pilgrimage of the author, which is going on from far away Korea, also stood at the crossroads. Everyone in the world is connected now.
I decided to take a rest another day, today in order to think over the uncertain schedule.
I decided to go to Belgrade, two hours by train from the hostel in Velika Palana.
1. Belgrade has a population of 1.2 million in itself and 1.7 million in the suburbs. It is similar in size to Sofia in Bulgaria.
It was the map that made the city curious. This is because the shape is very dynamic as the center formed adjacent to the Danube River is located where it joins another tributary.
2. I go to Belgrade by train.
3. The central street view on map of Belgrade.
4. I visited the largest and most famous Orthodox cathedral.
5. Church of Saint Sava.
It is said to have been built 100 years ago at the site of the Serbian Orthodox founder’s tomb.
6. The area around this cathedral is built as an important historical site.
7. There is a road that crosses the city at an angle straight from Saint Sava Cathedral in the lower right corner. The direction of the road, named after Saint Sava, faces the point where the Sava River joins the Daube River.
8. I did not enter the cathedral because I cared for the citizens in a wary atmosphere of the Asians.
9. There is a road in front of the cathedral.
10. Walking through the city, passing through a window displaying old typewriters.
13. Saint Mark Church is also a historical site.
17. National assembly building.
18. I entered commercial areas such as Myeongdong Street.
22. A signboard of a map of the area.
24. Finally, I entered the Belgrade Fortress on the Danube River.
It is the confluence of the large river, which is a military hub and the center of logistics.
It was said that it has been since BC, and it has been used as a key area through long history.
28. A freighter is passing downstream from a large confluence that is visible in the distance.
31. Several facilities in the floodplain area that I saw from the castle.
32. I go to the highest point of the castle.
33. The freighter traces back to the tributary Sava River, which was a major traffic route before the construction of the railway.
34. The Danube River is a pillar of politics and economy in eastern Europe. It is a pillar that should not be contaminated by radiation.
35. Downstream beyond the city area on the other side.
38. The location of this castle at the confluence of the two rivers and the existence of Belgrade are presumed to be important in Eastern European history.
41. Mosaic murals on old walls.
42. Take the tram and head for Central Station.
44. A comic mural.
45. Considering of complex circumstances, it was judged that it would be better to stop the pilgrimage. However, the pilgrimage diary will continue until the end of the pilgrimage schedule in this winter.