Wednesday, March 18, 2020

FIRST TOWN HOSPITAL



This beautiful building is not far from me. I only know it as being the place where I go for a medical exam to renew my driver's license.

However, while walking the dog I passed and saw a sign First Town Hospital. I looked it up and you can read about it right here.  It was constructed in 1868 as the first official hospital building. There is a museum inside now that I must visit.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Parliament Building


In the US it's Saint Patrick's Day. There are some  Irish pubs here and the cinematheque had scheduled an Irish film festival...but because of the coronavirus, events have been cancelled.
There's some green in this photo...  ;)

If you want to watch a great film though, try WAKING NED DEVINE.  You won't regret it. Great film.  Outside the US, it's just Waking Ned.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The night tree


Not just a night tree of course, but I'd passed by quite a few times in the daytime and never really noticed its face.  Should have saved it for Halloween, but that's far away.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER


The Brothers Grimm's The Elves and the Shoemaker was a favorite fairy tale of mine. I was delighted to see elves in this shoemaker's shop.

The sign reads 'buckle changing' and 'heel changing'.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Looking toward Skadarlija


Skadarlija, or Belgrade's Bohemian quarter or at least was in the past, is a place I've shown you before. Most recently was a shot of the now defunct beer factory you see with the mural on the wall.

I was enjoying an ice cream break (the weather's been that warm) outdoors and snapped the photo looking up the street.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

THEME DAY--MUNICIPAL BUILDING



Here's a current and older shot of Belgrade's original municipal building, which now houses the Yugoslav film archives.  Awfully hard to get a decent recent photo because of all those darn cars parked there.

Here's a little history:


The Belgrade Town Hall now has the status of the cultural monument. It was built around 1846, during the reign of Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, and was located on the site of the former Great bazaar, which later became the venue of the administrative and educational life of the capital. 

See other Theme Day Posts on THEME DAY.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

HOTEL CONSTANTINE


I believe I've shown you this hotel before. It's just around the corner from me. Somehow I never had caught its reflections from this angle.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

An oldie but goodie.


I have a weakness for Deux-Chevaux....I used to have one in Paris for a while, older than this model, since the front doors opened 'backwards'.  It died on me in front of the Eiffel Tower  before I came here...and I abandoned it there.

I like this one's lemon-yellow.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Museum of Pedagogy


These kids remind me of characters from a Stephen King novel...but they are standing outside Belgrade's MUSEUM OF PEDAGOGY, which, I am ashamed to say, I have never visited.  I will....

Have a look through the site.

FIRST TOWN HOSPITAL

This beautiful building is not far from me. I only know it as being the place where I go for a medical exam to renew my driver's lic...