On February 19th, 2012, after record low temperatures and crippling levels of snowfall, the weather in Belgrade returned to yearly averages causing massive destruction to riverside property as the ice on the frozen Danube began to melt and sweep away anything encased in it. From new to old Belgrade the shifting ice tore large restaurant barges away from their moorings, destroyed entire marinas and crashed riverboats into one another all along the recently refurbished riverfront.
Belgrade is famous for it’s riverside culture. The banks of both its rivers, the Danube and Sava, are lined with floating restaurants and nightclubs that attract thousands of visitors during the spring and summer months.
These photos were taken along the Zemun waterfront in New Belgrade starting from the area directly in front of Hotel Jugolslavia on February 20th, 2012.