Friday, August 1, 2014

THEME DAY--Take-away or Fast food gone fast

The above photo shows one of my favorite gyros (Greek wrap) places right near me.  Immediately after I left for the US last May, a gas canister blew  up....and with it the shop.  Six people were hurt, three of which seriously.  I believe all are okay now.

As you see, this shop, called Kod Debelog (Fatty's) is being renovated.  I thank Novosti, a local newspaper, for the second photo.

If you know Serbian, you can read the original article right here. See other fast-food places by clicking here.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blonde Bison

My friend bought a new DSLR the other day and she wanted to test it out, so we headed to the Belgrade zoo.

Gaelyn of Geogypsy fame, this one's for you!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"C" is for "copped a shot"

Copped a shot is exactly what I did. I've always wanted to have someone pose for me at this monument called "Death to Fascism", but I always seem to be walking alone.

See other Cs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


The title says it all. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Keeping hot.

It's been very hot and humid in Belgrade this summer, and while we homo sapiens seek shade, this lizard is quite happy catching some rays.  And maybe a berry or two.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekend reflections--face down in the water

Some of you may remember that a couple of years ago I bought a 'fun' camera, the Minox mini, that you can see in this post. It has given me many fun shots, and often some incredibly sharp ones. Overall, good quality for its limited pixels.

Recently I had a major, major leak in my roof (I am under the eaves).  Unfortunately, this occurred when I was in the US and my son was on vacation.  Upon his return a week after the rains, he discovered the damage AND found my little Minox floating face down in its metal box.  (It has been on my desk; only a miracle that my computer stuff wasn't affected.

I was ready to bury Mini, but I thought I'd try to dry it out.  Opened the card slot, removed the card, and opened the battery slot.  Put it on my (now hot and sunny) windowsill for two days.  Charged it (it flashed feebly) and put the card back in.

Amazingly, all the photos I'd taken on the card were perfect.....and it now continues to take unaffected photos, as you see here.

The blur is mine...Mini has three settings:  half a meter, a meter, and infinity, and sometimes I'm not such a good judge.

I wonder if my D90 would have survived a week face down in the water....

See other reflection on James'   WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, July 25, 2014

SKYWATCH--Watch the birdies!

Back in Belgrade and on one of my favorite walks through Kalemegdan Park in the evening to escape the heat, I caught these people watching the sunset...and the birds.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.