Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ABC Wednesday= "D" is for 'Dragonfly"

...and that's one big dragonfly, sitting on top of a water fountain in the Eastern Serbian town of Pirot we visited not long ago. The big bug's all metal, including its mesh wings, but I couldn't find any other info about it. People I asked didn't know who designed it or why, and there was no plaque. Behind the dragonfly to the right is "Beograd," one of a now defunct (another d!) socialist chain of department stores around Serbia and the former Yugoslavia. They've been bought out (privatized) by I believe some Greek store chain, so we'll see what they do with them.

17 comments:

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Wow! Wonderful choice and great water fountain!

photowannabe said...

Thats one huge dragonfly. Very arty and a perfect choice for letter D. Drop over to my site and see a tiny damselfly which perhaps is this one's relative...

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Lots of dragonflies today, but that one has to be the biggest! : D

leslie said...

I love dragonflies but don't see too many around here. Now THAT is one huge dragonfly! :D

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is a wonderful dragonfly, actually my favorite insect, right up there with ladybugs.

Louis la Vache said...

That Dragonfly would be right at home among the 'Urban Art' on Albany Point!

Bear Naked said...

That has to be the largest dragonfly Ihave ever seen.

Bear((( )))

Deslilas said...

Dreams could be also nightmares.

raf said...

Wonderful post, Bibi! Definitely a big dragonfly...."D"aunting even.:)

Marie Reed said...

Bibi! You are such a doll! Thanks for sending the 'swept me away' photo collection! I really enjoyed those images:)

Old Wom Tigley said...

oh! I do like this :O)

Denise said...

A huge one too! I love imaginative sculptures and statues, so uplifting for the passer by!

Tommy V said...

That's one big dragonfly. Great D for ABC Wednesday

Nydia said...

Wow, what a huge dragonfly!! A beautiful sculpture!
Cool post!
Kisses from Nydia.

ellen b said...

That is one big dragonfly. I have one of the live variety on my blog this week.

marley said...

That is a big one! I bet it flies round a very big pond! It makes an interesting piece of art.

soulbrush said...

ha ha he is funny, better than all the statues we have here of admiral nelson and queen victoria, a few dragonflies would be cool here in london, actually maybe a huge big mosquito or two!