Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY=="H" is for "helpful"

There are many tourists in Belgrade.  Young people with backpacks and also large groups of tourists who do the 'Danube Tours', coming from farther up the river.  Those who can easily keep up with the tour guide do just that, but some others, like this man in the wheelchair, prefer to sightsee at their own pace.

This man had  been studying his map intently and I was about to go over to him, but the man  in the striped shirt beat me to it.

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello!

You just never know what you'll come across in Kalemegdan Park.  Last Friday I posted this big guy, who was contemplating munching on a gardener.  Now, the man in blue has come face-to-face with a dinosaur who would have made short work of him, once upon a time....assuming that humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time, which they didn't, unless you buy into this theory.

Monday, September 1, 2014

THEME DAY-Rust and Ruins-Cinema Balkan

The movie theater "Balkan", built between 1867 and 1870, was first used as a  hotel for a short while and even an opera house, and later hosted projections of the first movies between 1909 and 1911.  In 1912 it became a permanent movie theater.  I remember going there on a fairly regular basis, and I took my kids to see Disney's Fantasia there as well, a film that I had enjoyed as a child.

Though there has been much talk of its restoration, it's  been as shown above for many years now....sad.  The way things are going now, it's likely to eventually be turned into a shoe store or clothing store.....

Check out other interpretations of this theme day at THEME DAY.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--the cemetery gate

Yesterday I went to the cemetery to mark the one year of the death of a dear friend's son. Not an occasion to take my camera along, but I did have my cell phone.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--Ravnistarka Cave, Serbia

Two days ago my friend and I took a road trip to Kucevo, a town about 2 hours southeast of Belgrade.  Nearby there are several caves, one of which we 'explored'. Ravnistarka Cave is one of the larger caves in Serbia, measuring 501.5 meters; 589 meters with its adjoining tunnels.  It was discovered in 1980.  

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, August 29, 2014

SKYWATCH--giant photobomber

The clock tower on Kalemegdan, photobombed by, I believe, an apatosaurus, but you paleontologist readers, please correct me.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

From old to new





There's a place downtown that holds a crafts fair almost permanently.  I love seeing how artisans have taken traditional dress no longer worn and transformed it into something that could now be worn in style.

The above is a case in point.