Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"L" is for "looking"

I love this man's face.  Despite his flowers and his expression, he isn't looking up to catch a glimpse of his Juliette, but rather is watching a construction site....  How some men can look so enraptured over a construction site, I do not understand...

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Have you eaten your fruit today?  Here's a small selection of what's on the market over here.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Salvador Dali's corner

On Facebook, I read about this unusual (and not legitimate) street sign in an article written by "Still in Belgrade, where you can read how this sign got there. I popped over today to take a photo for you.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Here's looking at you....

Actually, in this position the eyes would not be looking at you. Ladies, would you ever wear these, and on what occasion?

Friday, September 25, 2015

SKYWATCH--Avala Tower from Kalemegdan

Classic view of Avala Tower from Kalemegdan Park.  It was early, so I doubt there was anyone up in the tower looking back at me.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cat on a Cold Plastic Roof

A reference to Tennessee Williams' play and then movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.

This cat reminded me of this photo taken four years ago.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"K" is for "Ka-boom!"

Well, probably not a very loud "Ka-boom" from this little Yugoslav Army tank dated 1934.  Probably not enough oomph to send a cannonball to the archaic waste basket nearby.  If you live in Europe and are of a certain age, ahem, you may remember these litter baskets. You'd toss trash in them and the cleaning person would come around, lift up the basket, then sweep the trash into a little shovel and then into a big bin and move on.

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


I've lived here for nearly 38 years....  Gotten used to a lot, but one thing that still irks me is the Serbs' stubbornness.

I often pass this restaurant on the pedestrian street, Knez Mihailova.  This chalkboard has two sides--one menu in Serbian, the other in English....almost.  Would most foreigners know what 'przenice' is??

For your information, 'przenice' is French toast. I called over a waiter and pointed this out and told him I'd be happy to write it down for him.  At this point he got very indignant and said, "Well, we have photos if they don't understand."  I countered, "Fine, but isn't it easier just to write it in English? And then why don't you have, for example, 'kajgan' for omelet, too?"  He got huffy and showed me the photos....  He said he'd change it...I'll be strolling back.

I asked if I could take a photo since I have a photoblog and thought my readers might get a chuckle out of this....and to that he agreed.  (?)  I should have asked him to pose, but didn't want to push my luck.

There are two other mistakes I told him to look you see them?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Skadarlija in the a.m.

Skadarlija is Belgrade's Bohemian quarter, though it has only an air of its former self. Here the little souvenir stands are still closed up...but there seems to be (another) photographer at work.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday in the Park

Well, it's Sunday today, but this photo is from a few days ago....  Liked this old man who was sitting on the bench next to me, decked out in his white pants and tennis shoes.

Everything you need to enjoy a walk in the park.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--like a broken mirror

No seven years bad luck here; just a reflection in a puddle on a side street in Belgrade.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, September 18, 2015

SKYWATCH--up close and personal

Took my dog and my Nikon P510 with the super zoom on a walk today.  The camera yielded this very close-up of a cross on a church in Kalemegdan Park; the dog didn't do much.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Once enlarged...

Bored, and only with my 35mm, since I have not dug out the rest of my camera equipment yet (still unpacking boxes after my apartment renovation--where ARE those lenses....?), I took a photo out my kitchen window.

It's only when I zoomed in that I saw the juxtaposition between the sign and the couple on their little rooftop terrace.  The sign reads, "There's only one life, take only the best."  The billboard is for a furniture store.

Friday, September 4, 2015


 One tends to think more of thick beef or chicken soups, sarma, lots of roast meat, and potato dishes when thinking of food from this part o...