Monday, August 31, 2015

A rose by any other name....

These little doughnuts without a hole are simply called 'mini-krofne' (mini doughnuts) here, but their counterparts in France are called 'pets de nonne' or nun's puffs, a euphemism for 'nun's farts'. They're so light and airy. ;)

Friday, August 28, 2015

SKYWATCH--from a terrace

Special thanks to my friend Jasmina for this photo, taken from her terrace.  Believe it or not, I'm still not back in my own apartment, renovations drag on....  All that bother leaves me little time for photos.

Bear with me!

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blue in Bohinj

Alas, I am not visiting Lake Bohinj in Slovenia, since I am here in Belgrade not-so-patiently waiting to re-enter my 'being renovated' apartment. This photo was kindly sent to me by Alex Tomic, whose husband, Ian Andersen took it. Nice job, Ian!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Made for me...

Coca Cola has been placing names on their bottles.  They've also expanded to use words like Superstar and Cool Guy, for example.

This one says "Blogger" (female) and so I think it was made for me and my female blogger friends.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Still not back in my apartment--says something for workers who say, "One more week...."

 Anyway, I have been staying with friends here and there in Belgrade, exploring new and old neighborhoods.  This reproduction of Saint Sava's Church in still another neighborhood is in a glass cutter's shop window near where I am now. See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Celebration, art, or trash?

Came across this piece of 'artwork' in one of Belgrade's older neighborhoods. At first I thought some very neat drinkers (these are mini brandy bottles, easily purchased at street kiosks) put them there, but someone told me that a man had put them there to protest their lying on the ground as so much trash...who knows?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"F" is for "free time"

Stretching it a bit for an F this week. I wanted to call this photo "The Merry Widows" or something like that, since these ladies are all wearing black, the symbol of mourning here.

I'm back in Belgrade, but not in my apartment yet...ongoing renovations....slow workers....  I'm camping out at various friends' places a few days at a time.

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Once there were six....

Still an old cell phone photo....  By the time I got my cell phone ready, three black cats had taken off...and there were three.

Friday, August 14, 2015

SKYWATCH--an 'old' sky over St. Marko's church

An 'old' sky, because this was taken last winter....relying for a little bit on old cell phone photos until I get up and around in Belgrade again.  It's so darn hot.....

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The window on the wall

I'm back in Belgrade. My apartment renovations are not finished, and won't be for about 10 more days.  I'm 'camping' at some friends' places here and there, and relying for just now on some old cell phone (not great quality....) photos.

I like this one taken last winter.  The building needs some serious facade work....

Saturday, August 1, 2015

THEME DAY--Bicycle

I'm still in the US until next weekend, so this is a repost from 2013....a Serbian bike and its owner....

The writing on the wall reads "Taš" (Tash), the familiar word for Tašmajdan Park downtown.

Check out bikes around the world right here.


 One creature alert, one texting, and one, well, just dog-tired.