Friday, October 9, 2015

SKYWATCH --just watching....

A stone lion in Kalemegdan Park watches the early-morning sky over New Belgrade across the river.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dali in the window

It wasn't until I got home and enlarged the first photo that I realized that the kitty bears a striking resemblance to the Surrealist painter Salvador Dali. I think he'd have found that amusing.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--Missing Milica

You may have forgotten the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia, but people here have not. Many memorials and statues have been erected around the country.  The one above represents a little girl, Milica Rakic, who along with 79 other children, was killed in the bombing.  The original statue (the memorial behind it was there earlier) was placed over 15 years ago, and a few months after, was stolen; thieves never found and the whereabouts of that statue are unknown.

The words on the memorial read in both Serbian and English, "We were just children."

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


During my travels this past year, I have seen many people begging...  I have to admit that I have become somewhat desensitized to their plight.  Her sign reads, 'Help me (buy) medicine.'  True or not, who knows?  I gave her  a few dinars.

Do you give to those who beg?

Monday, October 5, 2015

If they don't have it, it doesn't exist

I often pass this shop that's been around for years, and am always amazed at the selection of remotes they have, old and new. I think they repair them, too.  At least some people don't just toss their remotes and get a new one.

Friday, October 2, 2015

SKYWATCH--a wide welcome

Used my fish-eye to get this wide welcome to Kalemegdan Fortress.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

THEME DAY--shelter--The Smederevo Fortress

Was hard-pressed to find a shelter shot, since I've had little free time to roam the streets.  This was taken a while back in Smederevo, about 45 kilometers southeast of Belgrade.  The fortress was build in the early 1400s and withstood several attacks by the Ottomans before being seriously damaged in WWII.  As you can see, it's been restored.

Sheltered a lot of people!  If you want to read more, see here.

To have a look at other shelters, click right here.