Monday, February 29, 2016

Old....


This is a shot taken of part of old Belgrade from across the Sava River.  The weather conditions and lighting make the buildings look very decrepit, which sadly, they are....

In the distance can be seen the larger dome of Saint Marko's church and the spire of the Belgrade parliament.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--the Tamis River

The Tamiš (TAH-meesh)  is a 339 km long river originating from the southern Carpathian Mountains in Romania. It flows through the Banat region of Serbia andinto the Danube near Pančevo, in northern Serbia, where this photo was taken  last week.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, February 26, 2016

SKYWATCH--smokestack


A smokestack between two trees....as simple as that.  Pancevo, Serbia.

See other skies at SKYWATCH.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A job I would not like


This of course is a close-up of a fellow removing an advertisement from a building near me....he's on the fifth floor....  I wouldn't like this job.

But I'd probably be  out there watching, too, like the guy on the terrace who is actually watching me...


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"G" is for "green"



Green, the color of spring....and some trams here and some bridges....and some reflections...

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bygone days....


Every time I look around at a new chrome and glass apartment building, I feel sorry that old-fashioned doorways and facades are fast disappearing here.....

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hi there!


Caught these girls distributing fruit on Sunday.  Actually one is a vegetable....  :)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--Open


Nothing unusual about seeing an 'Open' sign, but I've often wondered why they don't put up a neon sign in Serbian.  Anyway, everybody knows what 'open' means.

This doorway is the same one I showed you a few weeks ago.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS-what we do in the trolley bus


Each to  his own pastime in the trolley.  Which one of these people would be you?

See  other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, February 19, 2016

SKYWATCH---very pale



Another shot with my tiny Minox on a drizzly day today.  The sky really is that pale....

See other skies, some brighter, on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Texting...


Snapped this girl texting downtown.  She's standing between newly-installed 'park your dog' signs.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"F" is for "fiery"


Fiery hot!  But this pepper wasn't.  Serbian peppers like this are either sweet ones (not hot) or really hot (not this one....).

But the red makes it look hot....maybe even sexy.

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

Monday, February 15, 2016

Angels are watching.


Do you believe in guardian angels?  Some do. I wonder if this man has one, other than the great big one watching him here.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY---my foot in the morning


Never bored with my camera; told you that before.  Here's my foot early in the a.m.......

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS---no more....




The kafana (a bit like a French brasserie) Zora, which means 'dawn', was once a place where university students gathered for a good, inexpensive meal.

Zora, like so many other Belgrade landmarks, has slipped into oblivion, and only its name remains....a pale imitation of its former self.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"E" is for "Eat me" or....ewwww.....


There's a place in Belgrade's Bohemian quarter, Skadarlija, that has been around for years.  For many years, they baked the best bread and sold various cheese-type spreads to make sandwiches with the bread.  Yum.

They also made goulash, served in the fashion you see above. They still make it.....but I stopped in around 10 a.m. after my dog walk, just starving. Ordered one.  It was really good, but the beef was nowhere to be found....there were sliced kidneys....which I don't mind; ate it all.  The sign said 'goulash', to be fair, but no mention of kidneys....

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

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two ladies and a dog


Two and a half men yesterday, now two ladies with a dog. Sorry for the blur.  Had my 11-16 with me, and they were across the street, so this is a big crop.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Two and a half men





From the sit-com comes the title. This is another hip shot of mine, not unnoticed.... I'm sorry I couldn't get all three of these men in. I should have just been bold and asked for a photo (in exchange for a beer for them).  When I do that, though, people often strike strange, frozen poses.

In any case, what caught my eye was their natural poses.  There's some trace of elegance in them; hands folded just so, legs crossed....


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--material shop


Some lovely golden feathers (cloth ones) in a window reflecting an old Belgrade building.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, February 5, 2016

SKYWATCH---New Belgrade 'on the sea'


Caught these low-lying clouds the other morning and it made it appear that the buildings of New Belgrade in the distance are afloat on the sea, with an island of trees before them.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The floating table


Well, not really. Just a display table set for two with a bottle of wine standing (not floating) outside the dark window of a restaurant downtown.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"D" IS FOR "DOWN THE STREET"


Gypsies here are Serbia's recycling masters.  These two fellow found a real deal in this bathtub.

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I'm here...was and still am....


Today is my birthday. I'll let you guess which one from the postmark.

I received this from my aunt yesterday in the mail....  My mother sent this announcement out just after I was born.  She passed away two years ago, and I'm glad in some way that she 'showed up' for my birthday.

Monday, February 1, 2016

THEME DAY-- scene from a coffee house


Hotel Moskva here in Belgrade is just what it says--a hotel, but with a splendid pastry and coffee shop as well, so...

Was having coffee with a friend and this kid just kept staring at my camera....and sticking out his tongue....  I caught him just as he was about to do so again, and so did his mother.....who didn't seem to mind....  ?

See other scenes and perhaps impudent children on CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY.

The Ice Cream Tree

 I think I may have made a similar post  before, but this chestnut tree in bloom was just too good to pass up. When I was little, my mother ...