Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Not sure this lady is wearing gloves, but she has covered up her face...completely.

A friend sent me this photo taken in a bus...thanks, friend.

Monday, July 6, 2020

A knight in shining armor

Ladies,if you are looking for a knight in shining armor, here he is. And actually, there are two of them almost side by side here in Belgrade, so  bring a friend.

Sunday, July 5, 2020


This statue of painter Nadezda Petrovic stands in a park near my home downtown. Nadezda was a fauvist and impressionist painter, born in 1873. Her works appear in many museums in Serbia, and her likeness has also  been featured on Serbian postage stamps.

During the Balkan Wars, she volunteered as a nurse and was later awarded a Medal for Bravery and an Order of the Red Cross.

See other black and white photos on WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

An old beauty from 1901

If I had a spare couple of million dollars (real estate is sky-high in downtown Belgrade) I would buy this beautiful house, only a part of which you see here.  It dates from 1901, a bit younger than its older sister I posted yesterday.  

Right now, it is being used as a rather nice cafe, indoors (in inclement and cold weather) and outdoors when the weather is nice...and sweltering, as it is now.

I'll let you know if I can scrape up the couple of million....timeshare anyone?

Friday, July 3, 2020

Skywatch--the ghost house

No one calls the building in the foreground 'the ghost house' but me. When I first came to Belgrade in 1977, this building was a beyond-delapidated mess.  I had heard it had belonged to an owner who fled the country during WWII and had passed away, inheritors unfound.

The original building dates from 1884!

Not sure the current inheritor was ever found, but all the same, fortunately the building was not destroyed. You can see it has been made over (the tall building behind is 'just' an office building, no ties to this one.  The building is the headquarters for...something.

So there you go.  See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Three in the park

Early morning in Tasmajdan Park. I take Madhu (the tan dog) there every day to play with her best friend. The best friend is neither the dog in the photo nor the walker behind her.  Her best friend is a Bichon Frise, Maza, and they play so well together. You can tell she's on the look-out.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

A clowder of cats

This photo almost was my choice for CDP's Theme Day yesterday.  Here you see a clowder of cats (betcha didn't know that's what a group of cats is called) patiently waiting for someone to throw tidbits out the window. I've never seen the person, but he/she must be a regular feeder, because I see the clowder every day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Today is City Daily Photo's THEME DAY, and this time the theme is "My Neighborhood'."

If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you'll know I am always interested in street photos/people shots, so here is a neighbor across the street reading a magazine with the help of a magnifying glass.  Please click on the photo to make it bigger, andd you will see she's also wearing her glasses, sweet soul.

Lots of fun people in my neighborhood!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

They're still around .... and running.

I've posted a Yugo before, eight years ago, right here, and here's another.  They're still seen (moving) on the streets, too.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Once a year

Once a year and I missed it....this lovely cactus blooms but once a year, and unfortunately I wasn't able to make it over to my friend's rooftop terrace to see it. Going tomorrow....

Thanks, Jasmina, for the photo!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Splish Splash

June has had lots of rain here in Belgrade, often of biblical proportions. Here are water drops and the bubbles they created on the terrace of a friend's house....safely shot through the open terrace door.



Not sure this lady is wearing gloves, but she has covered up her face...completely. A friend sent me this photo taken in a bus...thanks...