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.

TEXTING AT HOTEL MOSKVA

 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...