Back at Belgrade's Aviation Musem
Every time I travel through Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport I make some time allowance to go visit the aviation museum next door.
Belgrade's aviation museum is like a time-capsule, not only to the post-war history of the former Eastern Bloc, but also back to the past of a country, Yugoslavia, that no longer exists.
You do not even need to enter the museum proper to admire the collection, as most of it is scattered around the main building, a rather futuristic (for its time) construction that looks like straight out of a 1970s film. The solitude, I was the only one looking around when I visited, and the somehow, run-down aspect of the place, add to this "retro" feeling.
The collection ranges from the 1930s to the 1980s approximately and, while most of the aircraft there had a military use, commercial aviation enthusiasts will also find some interesting stuff, like the Sud Caravelle in JAT livery (the former Yugoslavian and later Serbian flag carrier) that illustrates this post.
It is quite easy to reach the museum from Nicola Tesla airport main terminal: you just need to get off the terminal building, turn left and keep walking for about 250m past some industrial and service buildings. Difficult to miss the museum, on your left hand side, with its rather unique architecture and the old aircraft scattered all around!