Saturday, March 8, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTION--Yugonostalgia

A literal reflection in the window of this bar whose name is "Kafana SFRJ", which stands for the Social Federal Republic of Yugoslavia," which has split into several countries from Yugoslavia's former republics.(A kafana is like a restaurant, usually with home-cooked food, nothing fancy.)

It's also a figurative reflection of times past. You can see a bust of former President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito.  A feeling of Yugonostalgia is alive and well here, since reforms have only led the country into an economic crisis, and the days of gentler living are nearly gone.  (Remember, Yugoslavia was always an unaligned country not a Soviet Bloc one.)

Daily Haiku
Look in the mirror
Of times gone, not to return
For better or worse

10 comments:

William Kendall said...

One wonders how long that sense of nostalgia might go on in the various former Yugoslavian republics.

Tash said...

My friend's nephew in his late 20s who lives in Zagreb is very Yugonostalgic. Nice shot and thought evoking post.

Indrani said...

Good you told about the details.
Nice capture.

Louis la Vache said...

Bibi, «Louis» linked this post to Weekend Reflections.
:-)

Luis Gomez said...

This is so good Pat. Beautiful shot and composition.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the bold red graphics. Nice job Bibi.

'Tsuki said...

Great post !

Taken For Granted said...

Fine reflections in your excellent photo. Especially like night photos.

Alexa said...

Can't pretend to understand the intricacies of Yugoslav politics, but I do like your photo (and your haiku too).

Lowell said...

Tough times just keep on coming and someone always seems to want to go to war about something and the people suffer!

As you know I don't comment on "Sunday bridge" photos, so I backed up to this one.

Hope you're well.