Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--"U" is for "unaware"


Definitely unaware....I was close to these guys when I took the photo and stood there a few seconds to compose it. I think I could have taken a close-up of their faces, so absorbed they were in their 'conversations...'

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cream puffs par excellence


Today would have been my late husband's 70th birthday.....  He would have loved to have one of these, though they weren't good for him, or for anybody for that matter.  But we could have shared one....

Monday, May 29, 2017

MONDAY MURALS--a foxy one


Another mural from Belgrade's old brick factory, now home to a number of funky artists' workshops.


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS---oriental pastries


I was good.  So good. I did  not give in to buying any of these super-sweet pastries on one of Belgrade's oldest streets, Balkanska Ulica.

Instead, I decided to take them all home with me, digitally.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 26, 2017

SKYWATCH---the bat


On my recent trip to Belgrade's old brick factory, now a place where unconventional artists set up shop, I ran face-to-face with this large bat.....  I think he's rather cute.  Big, too. I could stand under his wings.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Chillin' in the underground passage



Belgrade has a few underground corridors that run under major streets. There are shops and stands in them, but most of these passageways look downright tacky.

Someone decided just to have a little rest.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--"T" is for "teenager"


A teenager, she is, but in dog years she's much older.  Today my sweet little Bibi and my blog nickname turns 14!

 I've had her ever since she was ten months old, when I adopted her from Katya, who no longer has as many dogs in this photo, thanks to a lot of friends. I adopted Bibi when she was no quite one, with the intention of finding a home for her.....and I did. See other Ts on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Looking down


I caught this elderly man from quite a distance away as he watched the traffic and pedestrians go by on Belgrade's Kraljica Natalija (Queen Nathalie) Street.

Below is a full view where you  can see  newer buildings going up in the distance.





Monday, May 22, 2017

MONDAY MURALS---the old brick factory


A recent visit to Belgrade's old brick factory, now a haven for artists, yielded this mural.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

SKYWATCH--between storms


This is a phone photo that turned out pretty well.  These clouds formed between two big, booming storms the other day.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Looking for love....


This walker was admiring the window hearts on a senior center.

Love never grows old.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--"S" is for "Signs"


The alternate title for this is "urban and natural colors," since there are reds and greens on two of the signs, too....

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Not so ferocious....


Not so ferocious, but definitely wanting out.  Someone took the trouble so this pooch wouldn't get cut on the broken glass.

I did hear his friend rumbling in the background....

Monday, May 15, 2017

A sweeping display


Eye-catching too, along with being a sweeping display....  These brooms hang over a cafe in BELGRADE DESIGN DISTRICT. This site is in Serbian, but if you wish, you can see what's going on by looking up BELGRADE DESIGN DISTRICT on Facebook.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--violins in the shadows


Yikes....time flies.  Seven years ago I posted about a violin maker in Kovacica whom I've visited several times since.

On a recent trip, these violins in various stages of completion, caught my eye.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--kiosk in the bank window


At first glance, this may not look like a reflection at all, but you will see that the letters are all backwards.  A kiosk reflected in a  bank window....

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 12, 2017

SKYWATCH--crows....


I'm not too fond of crows for various reasons, but they made for a halfway decent photo.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rapunzel's tower?


Well, not really, but this early 1800s water tower in the small village of Ecka (pronounced ETCH-ka), Serbia, looks as if Rapunzel might lower her locks at any moment.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--Reading....or not....


These gentlemen were reading in line to pass the time until they were able to get a free skin cancer check-up for seniors.  Actually, since Serbia has a socialized medicine program, all exams and treatments are without cost, so not sure why they chose to stand in line....

Notice the difference between them and the younger generation...


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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Breakfast on a bench


Sunny!  At least it was the other day when I took this photo of an elderly woman enjoying what I bet was a piece of crunchy, hot, and a bit greasy burek.

 Finger-lickin' good....

Monday, May 8, 2017

April showers brought....


April showers brought some May flowers.....as seen by this group of wildflowers in front of a gate in the nearby village of Kovacica.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY- Run for the bus!


A few seconds before, this man was peacefully sitting on a bench in Kalemegdan Park, but then he suddenly leaped up and ran off in the direction of the bus stop at the end of these bushes on   his left.

At least he wasn't running f rom Yankee-in-Belgrade....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

SKYWATCH--nesting storks


A bit blurry since I didn't have time to get out of the car.  My recent jaunt to Ivanovo took place during nesting time for storks....  There were many such nests perched on top of telephone poles. I marvel at how they do that.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ivanovo


A few weeks back I visited the village of Ivanovo, about an hour's ride from Belgrade. Foto Klub Beograd had organized a photo safari there, so....off  I went.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--Q is for Quite a Gal


This is Gil (short for Gillian, pronounced Jill), who is a friend and former colleague of mind.  A few years back when she was 81 and then nearly 82, she traveled to India with me. She'd been twice before and so had I.  We had a super fantastic time.  Gil is Irish, and says her fitness is due to good genes and a very boring diet....

Here she is three days after her recent 85th birthday feeding her dog a biscuit, still going strong, and more fun than ever.

Bill Burke from Somewhere in Ireland will perhaps recognize her.  And by the way, if all goes well, we plan to 'hit' Ireland next spring.....

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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The darker side....


Now after the May 1st Theme Day of Let's Eat, comes a photo of the darker side=those who have little to eat.

Monday, May 1, 2017

THEME DAY--Let's eat!


While out dog walking near an outdoor market where I rarely go, I was lured down a street by the scent of baked bread....irresistible.

I found this  bakery that sells its wares the lowest I've seen.  There are about 111 dinars to $1.00, so you can see for yourself.  The 70-dinar and 20-dinar prices are for 100 grams, about 4 ounces.

See other yummies on THEME DAY.

SKYWATCH AND REFLECTION--St. Mark's Cathedral in the Television Building

 This post is a double-header, since I am using this photo for  SKYWATCH  and for James'  WEEKEND REFLECTIONS. Here we see the reflectio...