Friday, June 29, 2018

SKYWATCH---lamp post

A sunset-lit lamp post in Kalemegdan Park, with silhouettes of some of New Belgrade's buildings in the background.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018


I love the wild colors I often find on walls, windows, and flowers here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ABC WEDNESDAY--"Y" is for "yummy, youthful, Yugoslavia..."

All those words and more could describe a recent trip to Djerdap (JER-dap) National Park," located in Eastern Serbia about 3 hours from Belgrade.

I'd been there several times before, but never had seen the rock carving of Decebalus, which is not visible from the road, but only by boat. That's the photo in the middle of my 'postcard'. Decebalus was the last king of Dacia, who fought against the Roman emperors Domitian and Trajan to preserve the independence of his country, which corresponds to modern-day Romania. The carving is located on the Romanian side of the Danube.

See other Ys at ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Go vegan!

I never thought I would live to see the day when veganism,  let alone vegetarianism, would be advertised, albeit on walls.

Serbia is meat-eaters' paradise. I hardly ever eat meat.  What about you?

Monday, June 25, 2018


Caught this mural in the town of Pozarevac, a little over an hour from Belgrade. "Za" is "for" and the first letter below, that looks like an H with a small b attached represents the sound Nj (nyuh).  The other H is an N in Cyrillic.  The word for 'horse' is 'konj' , but I don't know what the H (N) would be...confusing!

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Friday, June 22, 2018

SKYWATCH--crescent moon a little star

Just what the title says:  crescent moon and little star....above a rooftop downtown.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018


Caught this man sitting in Kalemegdan Park during a recent festival.  Somehow, he seemed very proud-looking.

UPDATE:  In response to William's comment, below, here is an explanation of his hat.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

ABC WEDNESDAY "X" is for "kisses"

This pair of lovey-dovey pigeons were sighted smooching in a town in northern Serbia.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ever wonder....?

Ever wonder who does jobs that we never think about,,, like this fellow preparing Xs to be spray painted in this parking garage?

Monday, June 18, 2018

MONDAY MURALS---on a wall somewhere....

....but I've fogotten exactly where in town this is...

And technically it's not really a mural, but if I'd cropped it, you might have thought it was....;)

See more murals with more precise locations at MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, June 17, 2018


This fun car stands in a gallery that sells wacky art.  Looks  like it might be fun if it were bigger and drivable.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018


Linden tea is delicious; almost as delicious as the linden trees' blossoms are fragrant. The latter saturate the air with a heady, sweet fragrance anywhere from end of May through the beginning of June.
Linden trees are sometimes called lime tree or lime bush, but are not closely related to the trees that produce limes.

Here is a recipe for linden tea.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

SKYWATCH--'Walking home'

Nice moon, the last full one was, and I caught this while walking home. PLEASE enlarge the photo. Like the moon itself, it looks much better bigger.  And you'll see the bird  better.  How's that for an alliterative post?

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The clandestine mulberry pickers...

Two of my friends who accompanied me on our road trip to Bač, Serbia, the other week, decided to indulge in some mulberries.....

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spying across the street....

I am an incurable Peeping Tom....but am I really? If you're sitting where everyone can see you, maybe I am not. In any case, while this lady is surrounded by flowers, I am sure she'd love to have this terrace.

Monday, June 11, 2018


"Moj Beograd" (My Belgrade) shouts this mural I snapped from the bus.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018


A flashback to a couple of years ago, since I don't have a recent Belgrade shadow.

This fellow was dozing in the airplane on his way to Marseille, France

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS on a pitcher, in a glass

A recent road trip led me to a wonderful ethno-restaurant in the northern Serbian town of  Bač  (rhymes with 'watch').

Here's my glass, awaiting wine, with a pitcher of water behind it.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

SKYWATCH--across the river view to town

The bird also has a view of the side of the river where I was when I took this picture....

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

A little corner of paradise

For the most part, many of Belgrade's older buildings are sad-looking. Grey, crumbling facades, grafitti....  The one seems fairly well kept-up, and has been enhanced by someone's little garden.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Awkward or comfortable?

And just for the record,he wasn't carrying anything in his left hand.  I would have 'shot' this fellow to show his empty hand, but I was in the bus.

Monday, June 4, 2018


Yesterday I went on a road trip with some friends to the northern part of Serbia, a region called Vojvodina (VOY-vuh-dee-na).  We ended our trip there before returning to Belgrade with a visit to an ice cream store in Odzaci (UD-jah-tsee), next to which this large mural (actually a mosaic, but I'm desperate) was created.

See other murals at COLOURFUL WORLD."

Sunday, June 3, 2018


I was sitting with a friend on the terrace of Hotel Moskva, sipping a lemonade and wondering where I'd find a shadow shot for today's post.

And all of a sudden, there it was, right in front of me.  Actually, it was across the street a bit, but thanks to my 300mm lens, here it is close-up.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018


Last Saturday I took my granddaughter on a trip to the Upper Danube region, not far from Sombor in Serbia, where there is a beautiful nature reserve and a nearby private zoo.

Here are two black swans from the zoo.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Theme Day--June 'Me'

Moi, in the center, in 1968, in Paris....and I seem to be the only one of the three who doesn't seem cold. But I was....I remember feeling positively frozen and my feet were damp. Love the knee socks....

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 If you check MY POST FROM LAST SUNDAY , you will see that I warded off three young hooligans who were intending to steal some chocolate and...