Victor Monument at Kalemegdan
In 1912 Mestrovic designed a monumental fountain that was to be at Tarazije, and the idea behind it was the liberation of Serbia from the Turks. In the centre of the water-pool he imagined a five-level column, a symbol of five centuries under the Turks, with a statue of “Victor” at the top of the column. After the end of World War I, this project was abandoned – some say because city “ladies” were firmly against it – so finally the “Victor” was erected at Kalemegdan in 1928, for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the breakthrough of the Thessalonika front. This monument is quite often used as the most recognizable symbol of Belgrade.