Friday, June 30, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--King Peter's Street


A view of part of King Peter's Street, with the steeple of the main church on the left.

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SKYWATCH--Island of Shipan


The sun sets over the island of Shipan, the largest of the Eliphates Islands off the coast of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Signs of the times


Can't escape Coca-Cola, however you may feel about that. Nine teaspoons of sugar in a small bottle/can of Coke.

I'll take my sugar in the form of one Turkish Delight, or maybe two....to go with my Turkish coffee I drank in Sarajevo on a recent trip.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--"X" is for "Danger"


The skull and crossbones on this sign by the side of the road in Prozor, Bosnia/Herzegovina, warns not to walk in that area, due to the possibility of mines.....  The area of course was swept following the 1990s wars, but who wants to take the risk?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Counting sheep....or "The Grass is Always Greener"...


If you're trying to count sheep, keep a look-out for the ones hopping the fence....to where the grass is always greener.

These were spotted in Bosnia, near Prozor Rama, where I visited recently.

Monday, June 26, 2017

MONDAY MURALS--just appeared....


Like the proverbial mushroom, this mural just appeared overnight in the little park downstairs.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--through a church window


On a recent trip to Bosnia, I took this photo through a small chapel's window.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

SKYWATCH--chillin' in 35 degrees Celsius


Photo of my son at Prozor Rama Lake, Bosnia, where it was 35 degrees Celsius.  Hot, hot.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

My presents


My granddaughter, Mila, returned from her week-long excursion with her pre-school group. She had promised to bring me a rock, and I also got a magnet and a candy watch......

Bless her.  :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

On vacation


Not me, though I've just returned from a short one and will be off again when family from the US comes over.

This image was sent to my son by his daughter's daycare teacher, who is positively super. Here in Serbia, socialized day cares offer low-cost excursions of several days or, in this case, a week to their little pupils.  My almost-six-year-old grand-daughter, Mila, is now at Sokobanja (SO-KO-bahn-ya), a spa about four hours from Belgrade. It's a popular place; click on that link.  Lots for all ages to do: nature walks, water fun in pools and out, sports, etc. all while breathing in fresh air.

Here's a shout out to Mila's teacher, who has gone the extra mile by really keeping parents posted, and also by taking kids on her on volition to a nearby amusement park.

I wish I were six again....

Sunday, June 18, 2017

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--darkness and light


Symbolically, this elderly gentleman like many others his age, walks both in the shadows and in the light.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--reflecting on life....


I often see this fellow sitting along a busy street near me and at first wondered why he wouldn't choose a quieter place.

But I think he has found inner peace, and has blocked out all that's going on around him.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

SKYWATCH--Across the Sava


Shielding his eyes against the sun, a man stares across the Sava River.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Smarter than you thought?


Snails can read!  I watched this little fellow work his way through this text, and I have no reason to doubt he can read....

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY---W is for Wall


Another sorry shot....this was once a beautiful building, long ago, with its reliefs and detail.

Now it's been painted....and not in a good way.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In Vogue


Not necessarily Vogue magazine, but she's definitely stylish.

Of course as soon as I try to sneak a shot, it often happens that the person turns around.  This lovely young woman did notice me, but didn't object.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Yearning for a cuppa


This sculpture over a water fountain seems as if she's had enough water and craves coffee.....

Sunday, June 11, 2017

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--a hot seat


A shadow here, on a very hot day, and a swing with perhaps a red-hot seat.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--French Cultual Center


A reflection of the French Cultural Center in Belgrade, along with its real-life flag and EU flag.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY--V is for Vulkanizer


In English, there is no specific word for a person who repairs tires .  Vulcan was the god of fire in mythology, and fire of course is used to convert rubber into more durable materials by adding sulfur.  The process is known as vulcanization.

I'm sorry we don't have a word for this kind of repairman.  My friends and I simply say, when in need of one, that we're going to the vulkanizer!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

HOTEL BALKAN....no more....


Oh, this is a sad one for me. Hotel Balkan was one of Belgrade's oldest, and this part had been a cafe (and very nice restaurant waaay back there), called The Orient Express. I'd posted about this place before.

It seems it's going to  be revamped....one more piece of history may bite the dust. I took this photo through the front door window.

Monday, June 5, 2017

MONDAYMURALS--the rose wall


I really like this  house, an old one from 1910, whose garden in the summer turns into a cafe.

Oddly enough, I'd never noticed the mural  before...or maybe it wasn't there.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Despair


A sad one today....this man seemed so miserable.  Wasn't crying; just down.....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--Mais ou, c'est rafraîchissant!


A French bulldog cooling off in a fountain in Kalemegdan Park. I put Bibi in, but she didn't like it...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

SKYWATCH FRIDAY--at the confluence


Standard sunset seen from Kalemegdan Park, overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

THEME DAY--Nature


I waited a long time for these flowers....spring came slowly this year.

The snail enjoyed all the rain....

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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...