Sunday, April 30, 2017

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY---benches again


Spring is a beautiful time of the year, but at certain times of the day, it's still dark.....and even a teeny bit gloomy.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--Kitty through a dirty window


This little cat is giving me the eye through a very dirty window.  Kind of like his canine equivalent that I posted here.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Nationalism ......


There are many souvenir stands along Knez Mihailova, the pedestrian street. Part of what is sold is nationalistic paraphernalia, as seen above (Novak Djokovic and Nikola Tesla are/were patriots rather than nationalists).

Trump is pretty popular here.....they prefer him over Hillary Clinton, who they say bombed them.  This of course happened under her husband....

Many Serbs believe that Trump will make Kosovo part of Serbia again, hence his popularity.....you can read about that by clicking here.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

We have demonstrations, too!



There are anti-Trump demonstrations in the US, and Serbs here have ones to protest the current Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic. And the beat goes on....

Took this from my window.  Despite what it may look like with the torch, these demonstrations have been very peaceful.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY---"P" is for "posing prettily"


Sunny weather is baaaack....  and this young woman is taking advantage of it.  Thanks to my zoom lens, I took advantage of her pretty pose.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Burning vestments


This priest and his assistant are burning vestments, the proper way to do away with sacred religious materials.

This was taken at Aleksandar Nevski Church in downtown Belgrade.

Monday, April 24, 2017

MONDAY MURALS....a sorta mural


No real mural this week, so this is a fancily decorated fence....forgive me....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY---the New Cemetery


Shadows from the gate of Belgrade's New Cemetery, which is actually over a hundred years old (1868).

My husband, who died in 2008, is buried there, and today would have been our 40th wedding anniversary....

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--Hotel Moskva reflections


Belgrade's landmark hotel, Hotel Moskva, has undergone a facelift and has a very attractive new entrance, part of which you can see here.

Here's an earlier photo.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, April 21, 2017

SKYWATCH --heating plant needed again



Well, just when I thought spring had sprung and all was well, it turned really cold!  Snow/hail this afternoon and I had to dig out my gloves, wool hat, and coat.

Let's hope that we won't need the heating plant much longer....

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Texting at Red Bread


There's a local cafe called Red Bread (don't know why.....) and of course, red is their theme color.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--O is for Odalisque


 Well, I am finally back after a really long time.  This photo was taken in Washington by my very good friend Carolynn.  It is a more modest version of Edouard Manet's painting dating 1865....


Perfect O for ABC WEDNESDAY.

TEXTING AT HOTEL MOSKVA

 It was 11 a.m.  This man had just finished a glass of white wine and an espresso, and now took to his phone.  And I to my camera. (I did NO...