Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
143Trip End Sep 30, 2010
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A city where I had no idea what to expect, Belgrade is another big city full of grand, slightly shabby buildings, mostly covered in scaffolding. There is a convenient hilltop at the point where the two rivers diverge, with remains of numerous citadels from different eras and a military museum, with the collections of cannons and tanks spilling out all over the park
Our favourite famous Serbian has his own museum here - of course this is Nikola Tesla, the man who not only invented induction motors and backed the concept of alternating current as opposed to direct current, but who first came up with the idea of wireless power. His envisaged idea of free electricity for the world via a wireless system quickly lost financial backing when investors realised there was no way to calculate consumption and bill people. The museum has plenty of demonstrations of the Tesla coil as well as Tesla's ashes (not sure why).