Monday, April 30, 2012

Pretty in Pink

It's the April showers that have brought these not-quite May flowers...but tomorrow is May 1st...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

SUNDAY BRIDGES--How can you miss it?

Not hard to see the tallest point of Belgrade's newest bridge, the Bridge Over Ada, even with this mishmash of architecture. This photo was taken from a hill in Zemun.

See other bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTION--Pussywillows

Patiently making bundles of pussywillows to sell, along with his bottles of fiery-hot homemade peppers, a plant, and a pair of used tennis shoes.

See other reflections at James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, April 27, 2012

SKYWATCH FRIDAY--View from "Venice" in Zemun

A bit bizarre color-wise, I'll admit, but I really liked the  juxtaposition of the distant heating plant tower and the light pole on the terrace of the Venecija (Venice) cafe in Zemun, part of which I showed you a while ago.

See other skies at SKYWATCH FRIDAY.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Things go better with Coke Part II

I planned on posting this photo to follow up this recent post,, but it was only after I looked more closely at this photo of this snazzy Schnauzer that I realized this isn't a Coke bottle...  Well, things go better for dogs with empty plastic bottles.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY "O" is for "Only myself"

"Volim samo sebe" means "I love only myself."  Someone also used quite a bit of Wite-out on this sidewalk.

See other O's at ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Superman lost

The 25th Belgrade Marathon was held last Sunday and despite his best efforts, Superman lost.  The marathon was won by James Kiptum Barmasi of Kenya, who finished in two hours, 16 minutes, and 1 second.  So much for "faster than a speeding bullet..."  I think the 4:30 on his balloon was when he planned to finish.


Thanks to my son for this photo!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

SUNDAY BRIDGES--a bridge, a boat, a get-away

Just what the title says, along the Tamiš (TAH=meesh) River in Pančevo.

See other bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTION--Out of Africa?

This restaurant on the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers reminds me of when I was in Africa for a short while.

See other reflections at James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, April 20, 2012

SKYWATCH -- Black and White

In contrast to yesterday's colorful post, here's another view of the statue of The Victor in Kalemegdan Park in black and white. These stairs that I am standing on lead down to the part of the park known simply as lower Kalemegdan that lies outside the fortress walls.

See other skies at SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

More colorful laundry...

I've shown you colorful laundry so many times I don't dare link back....but the last one was right here. If you click that link, you'll find other links....so I guess I am linking.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY - "N" is for "night"

The shadow of the statue of Prince Mihailo Obrenović that I've shown you many times before, cast on a nearby building, at night, of course.

Never Noticed the shadow before....

See other N's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Things Go Better With Coke

Not sure if anyone uses this hoop anymore...no net, but still usable. But people still drink Coke.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tiny socks

Even tiny socks seem to get lost in the wash. Only two matching pairs here. I know mine do...there is a gnome in my washing machine, I am sure.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SUNDAY BRIDGES -- The siren....

It's that bridge again, this time with an air siren tower to the right. During the NATO bombing of 1999, which began on March 24th of that year, this tower and others like it wailed at least twice a day. Its warning to take cover siren, nicknamed Šizela (she-ZEL-a) from the verb that means 'to freak out, panic', sounded at least once a day, and its twin sister, Smirela, (smee-REL-a), from the verb 'to calm down', followed at some point. If you'd like to listen to Šizela, you can do so right here. We did so for 78 days....still gives me goosebumps.

See other bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTION--"Shades" of John Lennon

Serbian inventor, mechanical and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla looks quite dashing in these John Lennon-style shades on a poster on the door of an optician's shop downtown. Looks like he's even been kissed, too.

See other reflections at James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, April 13, 2012

SKYWATCH--Wall security

A security guard in Kalemegdan keeps an eye on things. I think. He'd better...it's Friday the Thirteenth.

See other skies at SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Closing shop


From my car window, I caught this jeweler putting away his wares for the night.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY--"M" is for "Maxi's prices are falling..."

The other day while walking in Tasmajdan Park I came across this group of oddly-dressed young people standing by the fountain (not on) on the left. It was a hot day, and they stood out in their heavy 'snowsuits'. Just as I was about to snap the shutter, they all fell to the ground! They remained there for a few minutes, then got up and moved on. They're part of an advertising campaign by MAXI supermarkets, a chain of about 500 or so supermarkets throughout Serbia.

Their suits show prices, one higher, one lower, and so their actions show that Maxi's prices are falling....

See other M's at ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Could it be....?

No, for sure it isn't Novak Djoković, since I know he wasn't in town when I took this photo, but it reminded me of him, just as this guy reminded me of Bill Clinton.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Once more from behind.


This post may remind you of another rear view from a short while ago. This large lady angel stands not far from the Cvijeta Zuzorić Pavilion, used primarily as an art exhibit venue.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

SUNDAY BRIDGES: Despot Stefan's rowboat?

There once was a moat around part of Kalemegdan Fortress. This rowboat lies below the bridge to and from Despot's Gate, named for Despot Stefan Lazarević.

See other bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTION--open windows

Big contrast between this modern and old building...but look the old shutters open out in the same way. Actually, so can the new white ones, but none are here.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, April 6, 2012

SKYWATCH FRIDAY--old postcard?

No, not an old postcard, but looks like one, except for the gas station. I've shown you this scene before, but I liked how this sepia version looks.

See other skies at SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Don't mess with Winnie the Pooh

I loved the contrast between this girl's backpack and her 'bracelets'....or whatever they are...and her gloves...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY - "L" is for "Look before you leap"

You won't quite make it to the pool from this diving tower, which was part of Tasmajdan Park's swimming complex. This whole area of the park, like the park itself, is being renovated. Gee, think how people used to climb up those metal rungs in their bare feet. Ow.

See other L's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ah, spring...

Ah, spring...the sound of birds chirping, flowers popping open, and the click of cameras' shutters.

Spring brings many tourists to Belgrade like the ones above, who are spending a few hours in the city and Kalemegdan Park before returning to their cruise ship down the Danube.

The building in the back is a small gallery of Belgrade's Museum of Natural History, which is located in another part of the city.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Greta and her person

Bibi and I meet many dogs on our walks...and their persons, too. Greta, on the left, is all ready to play, while Bojana, her person, looks on lovingly.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

THEME DAY--cobblestones

These are my faithful sandals that I showed you once before on the Brooklyn Bridge three years ago. They've trod over many parts of India, the US, and Qatar and are still in pretty good shape. Now they're preparing for another season of pounding the pavement (and cobblestones) of Belgrade.

Update on April 4th, 2012: The portal is back and Theme Day has been extended, so
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SKYWATCH AND REFLECTION--St. Mark's Cathedral in the Television Building

 This post is a double-header, since I am using this photo for  SKYWATCH  and for James'  WEEKEND REFLECTIONS. Here we see the reflectio...