Thursday, July 19, 2018

No more NOLIT


NOLIT (short for Nova Literatura, or New Literature), was one of Belgrade's oldest publishing houses, founded in 1928.  This particular store had been in this place since 1958....  NOLIT was privatized in 2007 and unfortunately, is no more.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

ABC WEDNESDAY: "B" is for "beach"


"Beach" may conjure up for some a much bigger body of water than the Sava River shown here, but for city dwellers, this beach in the town of Sremska Mitrovica is a godsend when temperatures soar.

See other Bs on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Spark plug with a roof"


"A spark plug with a roof" is how some used to describe the East German Trabant, produced from 1957 to 1990.

Not sure when this one was made, but it's missing some parts....and maybe some spark plugs.


Monday, July 16, 2018

MONDAY MURALS--Ilija Bosilj's Museum


Another road trip, this time to the northern town of  ┼áid  (Sheed) , where we visited two museums. The mural is on the wall of the museum and home of Ilija Bosilj, (EEEL-ee-ya BO-seel-ya) a Serbian naive painter who passed away in 1972.  If you read the above link, you'll find out more about him.

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

RANT, RANT



I just absolutely positively HATE IT when people smoke (in general, I have to admit) and especially where it is clearly marked that they should not. That's what the sign says, and there is also one a bit farther down from the uncaring woman with the cigarette in her hand:  "Smoking is forbidden inside and in front of the building."

And the building is the Institute of Oncology...

I was seated on a bench by myself, waiting for my friend to finish her chemo session, when I snapped this woman.

Over a period of about 20 minutes, four people sat down next to me and pulled out cigarettes. I politely showed them the sign. One was profusely apologetic and left, whereas the others gave me looks that 'said', "I can smoke where I want," to which I replied verbally that I had been asked by the man at the reception inside to photograph persons who were smoking. (Hurrah, I always have my impressive big camera with me.)

They left....

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ABC WEDNESDAY "A" is for "architecture"


Lower down, a lot of buildings here have their walls defaced by graffiti.  Higher up, however, one can really see some untouched pearls of architecture.

See other As on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bubbles!


Who the heck doesn't like bubbles?  Whether you're young or young-at-heart, bubbles are a lot of fun. I find just blowing bubbles is sooo relaxing....