Saturday, August 31, 2013

WEEKEND REFLECTION--Gaudi in Belgrade?

These reflections on a building on Dobracina Street downtown reminded me of the architectural designs of Antonio Gaudi.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, August 30, 2013

SKYWATCH--looking west

The light really was this odd, sepia tone, probably due to the atmospheric conditions and intense heat when I took the photo.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Those nails...and the hair....

This lady definitely caught my eye the other day.  At first it was her hair, but then I noticed her nails....

She wasn't a young woman either....are you bold enough to wear your hair like this, at any age?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY "G" is for "Garfield"

 I'm not sure if Garfield has ever visited the Belgrade zoo, but someone thought he deserved his own mosaic on the zoo's outside wall, along with some of the other animals pictured below.
See more G's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lemme see, lemme see!

I watched this delightful little coquette have her photo taken by her father on his iphone (is that what it is...?) and then they sat down and enjoyed the results.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The tennis instructor...

This tennis instructor is probably telling the two young girls that they're too close to the net.  He was awfully cute, so I can't say I blame them for wanting a closer look...  ;-)

 NOTE:  The Theme Day for September is PINK.  If you're participating, check in on September 1st at the City Daily Photo Portal.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SUNDAY BRIDGES--the bridge to Pancevo

Lots of flowers and not much traffic on the bridge to the town of Pancevo, 12 kilometers from Belgrade.

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

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The beer garden

Cell phone photo again in a nearby beer garden. Yes, that's a glass of wine. I am unconventional.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

  NOTE:  The theme for September for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Pink."  To participate, link your post on September 1 to the CDP theme day page.

Friday, August 23, 2013

SKYWATCH--the sun sets, literally and figuratively

Many people, young and old, gather to watch the sunset from Kalemegdan Park.

The sun sets today on the fifth anniversary of my husband's passing.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

NOTE:  The Theme Day for September is PINK.  If you're participating, check in on September 1st at the City Daily Photo Portal.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back to school....

Not quite time for school yet, but September is just around the corner. 

Are you or someone you know ready for 'school'?  (The word 'ranac' on the board means 'backpack.')

NOTE:  The theme for September for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Pink."  To participate, link your post on September 1 to the CDP theme day page.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY--"F" is for "floating"

Aren't these gorgeous?  They're not really floating, of course, but rather suspended on wires stretched across the width of an outdoor cafe downtown.

See other F's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Pink Lady II

You might remember this lady that I showed you about a year ago. She's still around, and still dressing in pinks and reds.  She seems to be a bit overcome with the intense heat we've been having.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Primary Colors

There they were:  the primary colors, rolling along to and from the city of Pancevo, near Belgrade.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


If you saw yesterday's post, this is Branko's Bridge, which appeared in the distance.  And in the background is Belgrade's newest bridge, the Bridge on Ada (island).

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

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My shadow....

When I was a child, albeit older than my grandson, Luka, pictured here, my grandfather taught me this poem by Robert Louis Stevenson:

My Shadow

By Robert Louis Stevenson 1850–1894
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there's none of him at all.

He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY--"E" is for "eye-catching"

 I just had to get this lady's photo.  She's selling cabbages and other vegetables on the open market near me.  If you've been reading my blog recently, the temperatures have been really high, and one folk remedy for the heat is to place a cabbage leaf on your head....  It has a cooling effect, so they say. Same holds true for nursing mothers who are experiencing bouts of mastitis....though you place the cabbage leaf elsewhere.

See other E's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Up for grabs?

I think someone left these old shoes for someone to take, though I was a bit puzzled, since they're on the street by a doorstep, and usually such things are left near trash bins on the street.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Crisp, clean, and waiting

Had lunch the other day at my favorite restaurant for outdoor lunches, Vuk. My friend and I were early, but the tables were already set with crisp, clean, white tablecloths and napkins, while this pile stood waiting.

Friday, August 9, 2013

SKYWATCH--Serbian countryside: Šumadija

Šumadija is a region in central Serbia.  This area used to be covered in thick forest,

This is another cell phone shot....  Do you know that yesterday here it was 43 degrees Celsius?  That's about  109 degrees....darn hot.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


 Could have used these baby dimples for a D on yesterday's ABC Wednesday post....  My little grandson's backside, perched on my daughter's arm.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY--"D" is for "deceased"

A cell phone photo I took in a cemetery in Gornje Grbice, near Kragujevac, where I attended the funeral of a very good friend's mother. It always saddens me to see neglected graves.

See other D's on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pick one!

It's been hot here.  My little grandson was attracted by these water toys, sold by a lady on a bench in Tasmajdan Park.  We bought him the dark-green, fat frog.  Which one would you take?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ready to jump or....?

Passers-by, beware!

Is this little 'cherub' preparing
 to jump on you
to something-else on you?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

SUNDAY BRIDGES--Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge"

Well, here I am stretching it again a bit (a lot).  This gorgeous, deadly-hot chili pepper was given to me at the open market the other day instead of some small change when I bought some tomatoes.

I didn't have a post for Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES, so I figured a Google with "Pepper Bridge" might do the trick, and lo and behold, up came the song and group in the title.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Weekend Reflections--two types of mineral water

The bubbles on the bottle on the left are from a bubbly mineral water, and the reflections on the right are from a non-bubbly water!

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, August 2, 2013

SKYWATCH--Keep an eye on those trees

Noticed these trees while walking downtown. I hope nobody gets close enough up there on the terrace to give those pots a shove.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

THEME DAY--Street lamps

Today's theme is street lamps.  I'm stretching this a bit, since these lights are not really exactly on the street, but close!  Anyway, they could be street lamps. I digress.

They're in front of the Nikola Tesla Museum here in Belgrade.  The poster reads that this year marks the 70 years of Nikola Tesla's death. I've shown you him several times before.  Each time I run across him, I wonder why I never, ever learned about him in grade school in the U.S.  If you'd like to know what Nikola Tesla invented that has been attributed to others, check out this site.

See all participants in Theme Day  by clicking here.


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