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Relics in Belgrade

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Serbia's capital changed hands dozens of times in the past few centuries: Ottoman/Austrian rule 16th–19th centuriesOttoman/Serbian rule 1804–1878Serbian rule 1878–1914Austro-Hungarian/Serbian rule 1914–18Kingdom of Serbia 1918Yugoslav Kingdom 1918–1941Nazi/Croatian rule 1941–1944Yugoslav Republic 1944–1991 I found some relics from Austrian rule, namely antique roller shutters made in Vienna: One made by Julius Rosenthal (I've come across shutters made by ES. Rosenthal in Vienna and Lviv - possibly same family) and another made by Joh. Anderle, examples of which can still be found in Vienna and Lviv.



I wasn't able to find any information about the manhole covers, but judging by the wear and tear and fonts, I believe that many of these may date to before date to before WWII.
And here's a really slick boot scraper!

Ghost Sign on Lesia Ukrayinka Theater, Part II

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The ghost sign on Lesia Ukrayinka Theater was recently liberated:
SIECZKARNIE  KULTYWATORY MŁOCARNIE  KIERATY
CHAFF-CUTTERS TILLERS THRESHERS HORSE MILLS
It seems at some point this space sold farming machinery, though I haven't been able to find any details about this so uncertain when. These signs look different than the ones found on this old photograph of the building.

The original post about this ghost sign can be found here.