Monday, November 30, 2015

Pea? What pea?

This cat looked so comfortable that he or she couldn't possibly feel even a pea below all those pillows.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015


A seemingly unending task.  He's doing it the old-fashioned way, with no leaf blower. I hate those things.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015


An assortment of some very tasty brandies and wines for your Thanksgiving table....

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"T" is for "trompe l'oeil"

"Trompe l'oeil" indeed, since if you walk right in, you'll bang your nose.

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Masha and the Bear

The Russian cartoon, Masha and the Bear, is tremendously popular here.  My granddaughter adores it, and has a Masha doll and the Bear. To quote Wikipedia:

"Masha is depicted as a precocious, happy, kind, and mischievous little girl, while the bear is a fatherly retired circus performer that tries to keep Masha out of trouble but often ends up the unintended victim of her mischief. There are a number of supporting characters in the series, including Masha's cousin, a penguin adopted by the Bear, a young panda cub who is the Bear's cousin, a tiger that worked with the bear in the circus, and a female bear that is the object of the bear's affections, along with a rabbit, squirrels and hedgehogs, two wolves who live near the bear's house, and a pig, goat, and dog who live in Masha's front yard."

 Have a look at this cute video.

Monday, November 23, 2015


It was a coffee pot yesterday, now it's tea time.

This mural is so cheerful that even if you didn't want any tea to begin with, you feel like a cup.

See other murals on Monday Murals.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--Turkish coffee

Not much of a shadow, but it's there.  Two Turkish džezve against a typical Pirot rug.  Remember, Serbia was under Turkish rule for 500 years...

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Old window, lace curtains, blue sky, yellow leaves....though since I took this a few days ago, the weather has turned wintry....but it's about time.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, November 20, 2015


A gloomy view, like something from the beginning of a film noir.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Love it

I have to say that I like this mural....I wonder if the people who live there did it or had it done, or did they just awaken one morning, walk out the door, and....?  But it's still there, so they like it, and so do I.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"S" is for "Save the Sparrows"

The population of Belgrade's mascot, the sparrow, has been declining, due to too many pigeons and crows, which overpower the little guys in a struggle for food.

Recently in Tasmajdan Park these sparrow houses were placed in several trees.  At least the sparrows won't have to hustle for housing; tiny holes!

See other S-es on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The hat shop

This is one of those shots taken totally without looking, a hip shot, lest the woman notice me.

Turned out pretty well, I think.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Jovan Ćirilov

Came across this mural of the late Serbian theater expert, philosopher, writer, theater selector, poet, and significant contributor to Serbian culture, Jovan Ćirilov, who died on this day in 2014.

See more murals on Monday Mural.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--paddling through a reflection

Two males and a female duck paddle their way through a reflection from a floating restaurant on the Sava river in Belgrade.

See other reflections on James'WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Skywatch--Beware the comet!

Not a real comet, but a jet plane, I think, or perhaps I've spotted a UFO and didn't know it.

I opted to say it was a comet, since today is Friday the 13th...  Historically, comets were thought to be harbingers of bad luck.  For example, the Bayeux Tapestry shows a comet when Harold of Essex snatched the English throne from William of Normandy, soon to be known as The Conqueror.

Are you superstitious?  Will you be cautious today?

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY-- "R" is for "red"

I think this lady looks rather elegant, though she did turn a few heads.

Today is REMEMBRANCE OR ARMISTICE DAY," celebrated by wearing a bright red poppy.

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nature's still life

I liked the arrangement of this large lichen on a stone in Kalemegdan Park.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Closing time

I often pass by this cafe with chairs stacked up after closing time.  I like these old-style wooden chairs.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


When I was a child, we called the men who came to pick up the garbage 'garbage men,' a term which makes me cringe now.  'Sanitation' worker sounds too pretentious, so I've settled for 'trash collector,' hoping that won't sound like it's someone who actually makes a collection of trash.  :-0

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, November 6, 2015

SKYWATCH--another one of the bridge

Another one of the Bridge over Ada, with the tower that remains from the original Belgrade World's Fairground....later turned into a concentration camp watch tower.

See more skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The end or a new beginning?

I showed you this bakery nearly three years ago. It now seems as if it's on its way out....note the supports on the right.

 When I uploaded the photo, I could read the sign on the door, which reads, "Being renovated." I hope so, and if they do, that they will keep the character and old charm. Too often I've noticed that 'renovation' ends up meaning 'condemned' here....

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


"Quondam" is defined as 'that which once was' and so it is with this Volkswagen.  This type, as far as I know, isn't made anymore; correct me if I am wrong.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Reviving the old...

This old sculpture still stands on a facade of a building in an old Belgrade neighborhood.  The bright yellow wall and the colorful signs of the health food store really stand out.

When I uploaded this photo, I noticed the ashtray on the shelf above the figure's head.  Guess people in the health food store smoke.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

THEME DAY--Ephemeral

Defined as "lasting for a very short time," I chose to use this spider web as my post for "ephemeral".

See other examples of ephemeral at City Daily Photo Theme Day.


 Edit: pastis is a licorice-flavored alcoholic drinksimilar to Greek ouzo. My favorite drink as it is for many people in this area. No more ...