Monday, April 21, 2014

The moss beside the stairs

Another one of my little Minox Classic 5.1 shots.  Stairs in Kalemegdan Park, looking very vintage, but then again, they are!

Daily Haiku
The old monk was asked,
How did you cross the mountain?
"One step at a time." 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Shadow Shot

Not a colorful post for Easter, but I wish those who celebrate the holiday a Joyous Easter.

This fellow plays almost every day on Knez Mihailova.

See other shadows on Shadow Shot Sunday.

Daily Haiku
Lost in his own world
Strumming tunes on his guitar
Hoping for handout  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--a slice of the old

A new building on Sremska Street reflects an older one across the way.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Daily Haiku
Not gone, just hidden 
Our past lurks inside us
Waits to resurface

Friday, April 18, 2014

SKYWATCH--meditating at the tower

Meditating at Nebojsa's Tower." This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago; these days it's been cold, rainy....brrrr.

Daily Haiku
Soggy, cold, and wet
Trudging through the metropolis
Toward a warmer spring  

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring sparrow

I'm a bit late on this one, since the blossoms in this tree are all but gone.  The sparrow is the mascot  of Belgrade, and this little fellow looks quite proud and happy among these flowers. 

A legend linked to this small bird says that during the Ottoman siege of Belgrade in the 15th century a sparrow was found shot in the heart with two arrows. Since then, it has been said that Belgrade is as indestructible as the sparrow. The bird was chosen as the symbol of Belgrade because it is small but capable of soaring to great heights, and thus stands for the Belgrade spirit.


 However, in recent years, Belgrade's sparrow population has dropped dramatically.

Daily Haiku
Tiny bird, brown, white  
Soaring high, fast, dynamic
Is now endangered


 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"N" is for "No more"

A sad sight for me. Plato bookstore has been here just about as long as I have.  It's been closed down now, for accumulated debts, and you can read about it if you click right here. Word is that it will be made into a theater; let's see.  Don't you just love the pillar on the right?  I hope this facade remains.

See other N's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Daily Haiku
Soon to be no more
  I find myself thinking of
Ozymandias

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tiny Pink

I'm no botanist, so I don't know what these tiny flowers are, but they're pretty.

Daily Haiku
 Out of the darkness
Often emerges beauty
Suffer through hard times