Monday, November 30, 2009
And why the lab coat underneath? I would have asked, except I didn't think she'd like it...
Sunday, November 29, 2009
We met on Friday in a park not far from where I work, and did the usual bla, bla. At one point, the cameraman wanted me to 'pretend' I was taking some photos (I always have my camera with me, and they knew I have this blog), so I obliged him...and also got him for today's post.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
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Thursday, November 26, 2009
I'm also thankful right now that the little dog, Jackson, that I took in off the street has found a home. A colleague of mine adopted him, and in this photo you see him playing in his new home with her dog, Borko. The two are perfectly suited; it's a perpetual game to see who runs out of energy first. By the way, that's a happy show of teeth on Jackson's part.
Are you counting your blessings today?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"full and loud, deep, heavy sounds," and these two guys played true to form last Saturday afternoon, the day of the Saint Archangel slava. Like others in my building, I clipped some money with a clothespin and tossed it down to them. You can see that the drummer spotted me and my camera...!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I think I should choose a set of numbers and always play them... I'll let you know what happens.
Do you play Lotto or any 'big money' games?
Monday, November 23, 2009
This fellow is a regular seller beside an open market near where I live. You can also see that automobiles park all over the sidewalks, if they can get away with it. That is not the fellow's car you see behind him.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
If you read Serbian, check out the restaurant at this link. If you don't, have a look at the photos right here, but you won't see any food....I'll go back...
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
This little girl, the daughter of a colleague of mine, was happily puffing on the window and drawing little pictures....
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
P.S. I don't think you have to balance the lozenge like that.... ;)
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I like how his cape is echoed by the roll-down blinds on the windows of the building behind him.
Does your last name mean anything?
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This lady (yep, a lady's sitting in there) probably has a steady clientele. By the way, I hadn't realized gasoline is pretty much colorless, and it's the additives that give it color. Don't know what the red one is.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
One of these wedges, which baked, will make about 3-4 pumpkin pies. I make mine from scratch this way.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"I am a Belgrader by birth who has been living in Canada since the age of 9. I love your blog and read it almost every day! One of the things I miss the most about Belgrade is minjoni, and the Petkovic pastry shop on Takovska (number 18, I think) makes the best ones!! The little pastel-coloured fondant squares in the little crinkle papers bring back so many memories to me and I make sure to have them every time I go back to BGD..."
I was more than happy to oblige Katarina, and as you see, I bit into one (just for the sake of art, of course, so you could see the inside...), and by the time you read this, the 'petits fours' called minjoni (MEEN-yo-nee) here, will be history. I've eaten these little cakes before here in Belgrade, but Petkovic's bakery really does make good ones. They're not overly sweet, and the crust is just crunchy enough.... (Minjoni most probably got their name from the French word "mignon," meaning cute, or in the sense of filet mignon, "dainty.")
Anyone have any other requests???
Monday, November 9, 2009
So here you see the wall all packed up. Under the plastic are the remaining flattened cardboard boxes, and the poster panels are lying beside them.
Addendum: I'm adding this after the 8th comment. This morning I saw that now instead of the collapsed wall will be a 'Berlin Museum' that will be opened this evening by the German Ambassador. In this small 'museum' will be photographs of the original Berlin Wall and other memorabilia. If you want to see it, go:here.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Not a group to emulate, and I can only hope that the 'girls' simply wanted a voice.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
This photo was taken looking away from my husband's grave that my son and I visited.
Friday, November 6, 2009
The scene below, with a hazy sky, depicts what I call 'the fringe factor' of New Belgrade's flea market. The actual flea market is behind the blue fence and back a bit. It is not a flea market in the true sense, but rather sells new goods, some real, some fake. If you wish to sell there, you need to rent a stand.
However, just outside its gate, stretch along the boulevard and under the railroad overpass, you will find masses of people, trying to make a few dinars selling what you would find on a true flea market, but not nearly as valuable. You can literally find the proverbial kitchen sink here.
(Did I say I took this from the car again while stopped at a red light...?)
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
The gentleman is reading a newspaper while another passenger reads over his shoulder. The lady in front is pick...uh, scratching her nose, another lady appears lost in her thoughts, and I can't make out what the silhouetted mystery figure is doing.
Perhaps she is watching me.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Which reminds me: Once at school I was telling my class how I had made popcorn the night before and had had just enough oil for the pot to make the popcorn I had left. I got blank stares, puzzled looks..."What pot?" they asked. "Oil?"
These are kids who only know microwaved popcorn or who use an air popper.... I explained how I waited for the burner to be hot, then put in just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pot, next a layer of popcorn to cover that, slapped on the lid, and shook the pot back and forth over the burner.
You could have heard a pin drop. "Can we make it like that sometime?" And so we did.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Here's what they mean:
- trg--a square, open place
- trk--race, gallop
- grb--a crest, like a family one
- cilj--a goal
- grm--a shrub
If you read Serbian, you can read about Mattel's plans for Serbian Scrabble right here, since right now I've only seen 'Skrebl' in what must be a pirated edition.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Today is Theme day!
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It was 11 a.m. This man had just finished a glass of white wine and an espresso, and now took to his phone. And I to my camera. (I did NO...