Friday, June 24, 2016

Back in India

Well, physically I am not in India, but feel like it....I'm still organizing photos.

No Belgrade sky today; this is the sunset on the evening I still had miles to go before I sleep on the way to Leh, in Ladakh region, India.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Take-off to The Big Apple

Today Air Serbia, in cooperation with Ethihad Airlines, begins its new route to (and from!) New York City and Belgrade, five times a week.

Maiden flight is today with a select group of passengers, including the Ambassador of the United States.

Read more about it right here. Bon Voyage!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Took a walk the other day through  Belgrade's Bohemian quarter, and these colors caught my eye.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Eight feet

Attended a performance by some students from the international school where I used to work.  Afterwards, participants were presented with awards.

Some fancy feet, some casual!  ;)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--the lane (Leh, Ladakh, India)

India means color to me, but this photo seems right in black and white.  In the autonomous province of Ladakh, India, on my recent trip.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


This reflection of a building across the street from the National Bank of Serbia looks like a shapely female body.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, June 17, 2016

SKYWATCH--lake cruise in Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Another flashback to my recent trip to India. Sloooowly touching up my photos, almost as leisurely as this fantastic cruise I took on Lake Dal in Srinagar, state of Kashmir, India.  I stayed in one of the houseboats you see in the background and took this four-hour cruise in a small, flat-bottom and elaborately decorated shikara.

And yes, those are my feet.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

They're back....and hungry.

Last year I posted this photo of a dinosaur exhibit in Kalemegdan, and they're back again, and still hungry, or so it would appear.

I like how the lady's bandana echoes the colors of the dinosaur she's touching up.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"W: is for "Why?"

Why indeed, would anyone deface a beautiful building like this, or any building for that matter?

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


I am often absent from Belgrade during the short peony season, but this year, since I had just returned from India, I put off my annual trip to the US until this December.

I managed to buy some peonies on the market, and photograph these at an  outdoor cafe, where two men chat, oblivious to their beauty and fragrance.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Valley of the Nomads, Kashmir, India

 A flashback to my recent trip to India where I visited, among other places, the state of Kashmir. In Kashmir I traveled to what is commonly known up there as the Valley of the Nomads.  This woman, a nomad, kindly posed for me in the wooden house where she and her family stay when the descend from the mountains in the spring and summer.

Notice her blue eyes.

You can read more right here.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


A view snapped from a recent river cruise. This steeple just below Belgrade's Kalemegdan fortress, is very green now, thanks to a lot of ivy, which is also growing on the rest of the building.

The reflections of course, are in the window of my river boat.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, June 10, 2016

SKYWATCH--Mraconia Monastery

This is a photo of the Mraconia Monastery in Romania, seen from the Serbian side of the Danube on my way to Lepenski Vir, which I showed you on Wednesday.  The area above is referred to as the Iron Gates.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Big and little

If you were reading the post yesterday, another photo of my recent day trip will appear.  This one is from Belgrade....a lone kayaker paddles alongside a biiiiig barge that is actually a floating sports center....doesn't move around.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"V" is for "Lepenski Vir"

Lepnski Vir, or Lepenski Whirl, is a Mesolithic site dating from around 9500-7000 B.C.  Yes, you read that right. You can read more at this link. Lepenski Vir is located along the Danube river, down towards the border with Romania at a point referred to as The Iron Gates.

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Very large...

With my guest we went on a day trip, pictures from which you'll see tomorrow. On the way we passed these two gigantic tires....  Imagine they are from some huge construction vehicle...  Difficult to see here, but they were taller than I am; I am 1 meter 70.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Couldn't take my eyes off....

But of course this is not me; my hair has grown a bit since I last posted, but not this much and not this color.

As soon as I returned from India, I had a guest for a week and we took a river cruise on the Danube and Sava rivers around Belgrade.  I've seen the views off the boat before, and so was more interested in this girl's hair....

Sunday, June 5, 2016


My son took this iphone photo of his two children and sent it to me, and I am sending it to you....

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  It's been super-hot the last week and there are more scorching days to come. About 10 days ago, we had two days of torrential rain, wh...