Friday, August 22, 2014

SKYWATCH--L'heure bleue

Wiki defines 'the blue hour' as "...the period of twilight each morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue. This effect is caused by the relative diffusability of short blue wavelengths of light versus the longer red wavelengths. During the blue "hour" (typically the period is about 40 minutes in length), red light passes straight into space while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere and therefore reaches the earth's surface. Because of the quality of the light, this period is treasured by artists. Photographers call it sweet light."

The blue  hour or L'heure bleue is also the name of my favorite perfume.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sitting in her slippers...

When you're older, you don't have to worry about wearing 'what's right' and this lady is perfectly comfy in her slippers, seated reading the paper on a downtown bench.  To  be fair, that kind of slipper is often worn 'outside'.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Some of you readers will undoubtedly not agree with me about the breed, but I don't like pit bulls and like their owners even less. I know that's a sweeping generalization, but I've witnessed an attack or two here in town (dog-to-dog) and very recently there have been two dog-child attacks.  I am sure there are good pit bulls and responsible owners, but here both are ultra-macho.  At least these two have them on a leash, which is not always the case.

Dog trainer (and owner trainer, too)Cesar Millan says that there are no bad pit bulls, only irresponsible owners,  but until we can train all their owners, I'll steer clear of pit bulls.

These two owners exchanged a few words before deciding who'd get the right of way....

End of rant.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Danijel, the fruit and veggie artisan

My kids call me the Gadget Queen, and I suppose in some ways that's true....  I did end up buying a couple of doo-dads from Danijel, whose skills I observed for a while, to make sure I can sort of duplicate them....  We will see.

I'll  be taking him this photo, too.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Roll out the red carpet

Nothing like a coffee or drink in the park in style. This piece of red carpet was undoubtedly placed there by the security guards at one end of Kalemegdan Park.  The two mugs, too....

Saturday, August 16, 2014


I always pass this little ballet shop on my way to a friend's house.  I think this is their tiniest tutu.

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Friday, August 15, 2014


The BELGRADE BEER FEST started on the 13th, drawing visitors from not just Serbia and Belgrade, but from pretty much all over.  Not my kind of place to  hang out, but I caught these two overlooking the festival itself from a Kalemegdan wall.

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