Last Saturday I went to Niš with my brother Stefan. The initial plan was to do some quick shopping and return home, but we ended buzzing around the city all day. I felt like a tourist in a city that was my home for years (I used to live in Niš while studying). I haven't been here for months, at least not how I wanted to. Always in rush or in passing. Now we had a plenty of time to walk it's streets and visit some of our favorite and also some new places. Oh, I missed this city so much!
First stop, cafe "Lagano" for some breakfast and lemonade. I haven't been here before but heard so many positive critics for this place, so wanted to check it myself. Beautiful interior, chill out music, pleasent atmosphere, and above all excellent food!
Now, walk through the city and some shopping.
Coffee break in café confectionery "Tramvaj" (eng. Tram, Tramway). Needles to say, the interior of this cafe is decorated like a tram, all in wood with benches with numerated seats, great mirrors instead of windows, with all the beautiful little details like billboards, drawings etc... Cool, right? I haven't been in this café before. They had another one nearer to where I lived, so I usually went there. It was decorated in the same way, but smaller. Not sure, if that one still exists... I haven't been there for years.
Facade of highschool "9. Maj", our favorite place for taking photos. The school haven't yet started so school yard was locked. To bad, there are lot more amazing graffiti there.
From street art now we move to art gallery "Srbija". On the way to bus station we noticed that the gallery was open so stopped by to see the exhibition. I used to come here often after lectures. This time the setting was "Nadežda Petrović and painting of the XX century". The exhibition is a part of the wider plan to mark the centenary of our famous painter Nadežda Petrović's death, featuring 55 paintings and drawing, works of Nadežda and other Serbian artists. I had a chance to see Nadežda's works before, so some other artists grabbed my attention this time. My brother and I were especially attracted by the last painting, called "The left side of the narrow". At first it looked spooky and morbid but when we looked a little closer we saw that it was about NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. You'll see number 1999, painted warplane dropping a bomb and a little girl. It turned out that the author of this painting, Zoran Todović went to art school with our father.
I'm wearing: t-shirt: LOVELYWHOLESALE ● bag: DUALSHINE ● jeans: SHEIN
sunnies: ZERO UV
Stefan is wearing: t-shirt: KILLSTAR ● snapback: LOVELYWHOLESALE
all photos: Stefan and me