Photographer's Note

Banovina Palace dates from 1886, when it was built for the Head of the Niš administrative district and the Police Headquarters. Between 1925. and 1935. it was extended for the needs of Morava Banovina (banovina = administrative unit in Kingdom of Yugoslavia), so therefore building got it's name.
In the first year of World War I, when Niš was the war capital of Serbia, all the political and diplomatic activities of the Serbian government took place there.
It was in this building that the Serbian government received the telegraph saying that Austria-Hungary had declared war, so officialy, World War I started here :)
The building is today the seat of the Rectorate of Niš University and a number of other important institutions are today situated in this building.

btw, lack of sharpness and a bit of grain is caused by low light conditions :( and my camera without tripod :(

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Additional Photos by Marko Petrovic (mpetrovic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 75 N: 286] (1536)
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