Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Meda was a well-loved and cared-for street dog, who always hung out around this apartment building. He lived to be sixteen and someone also cared enough to paint this for him.
The text reads, "Meda, 2001-2017. Thanks to everyone who loved me."
P.S. "Meda" means "bear"...he was big.
See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
"BOCKAP" (though not entirely visible here), is the Cyrillic spelling of 'voskar,' or candlemaker. This shop has been around for years, and produces the best quality candles, long-burning and fragrant from the wax itself.
See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Another road trip, this time to the northern town of Šid (Sheed) , where we visited two museums. The mural is on the wall of the museum and home of Ilija Bosilj, (EEEL-ee-ya BO-seel-ya) a Serbian naive painter who passed away in 1972. If you read the above link, you'll find out more about him.
See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
I just absolutely positively HATE IT when people smoke (in general, I have to admit) and especially where it is clearly marked that they should not. That's what the sign says, and there is also one a bit farther down from the uncaring woman with the cigarette in her hand: "Smoking is forbidden inside and in front of the building."
And the building is the Institute of Oncology...
I was seated on a bench by myself, waiting for my friend to finish her chemo session, when I snapped this woman.
Over a period of about 20 minutes, four people sat down next to me and pulled out cigarettes. I politely showed them the sign. One was profusely apologetic and left, whereas the others gave me looks that 'said', "I can smoke where I want," to which I replied verbally that I had been asked by the man at the reception inside to photograph persons who were smoking. (Hurrah, I always have my impressive big camera with me.)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Not me....but my computer phone and monitor are, making life a bit more difficult. Using my little computer now.
My friend is out of commission, having fallen and seriously sprained her ankle. I am walking Roki, the Chihuahua seen here....I had never cared much for that breed before, but Roki's doing his darndest to change my mind.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
If you'd like to read more, this site will probably tell you what you want to know. See more shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018
This red and white checkered tile roof crowns Zeleni Venac (ZEL-eh-nee VAY-nahts) one of Belgrade's oldest (1926) outdoor and partially covered markets, right downtown.
Zeleni Venac means 'green wreath,' and is so named because it was built in the area that was previously part of the trench which surrounded nearby Kalemegdan fortress in the 18th century. When the trench was covered, a pond was formed. As Belgrade grew around it, the pond became a popular hunting attraction (for fowls, ducks, etc.) for the inhabitants of Belgrade.
Want to read more? Read this.
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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY to my American friends.
There is a Fourth of July celebration at the American ambassador's residence, but I was not invited. We local Americans used to be invited in the good-old-days, until at one point we were deemed personae non gratae....seriously.
I will eat a hot dog by myself and watch our president sink deeper and deeper....I hope. Okay, enough.
But ladies, would you wear this zany dress to a picnic?
See other Zs on ABC WEDNESDAY.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
From last Friday through Sunday there was free entry, 24 hours, and beginning today the tickets cost 300 dinars (around $3). Where is the line, you may ask? There is one, but on the entrance to the right of the one pictured behind Messieurs Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, who each have one (or perhaps more) of their works inside.
I'll get there. Just not one for lines....
Sunday, July 1, 2018
"Spirit" is the title of this month's Theme Day. I may have published this photo before, but here it is perhaps again. Taken in Pushkar, India, a few trips back.
The shadow is of course not that of Mahatma Gandhi, but it reminded me of him, and the spirit that he imparted to every single Indian, which lives on today.
Check out how others have interpreted Theme Day at THEME DAY.
Actually I can also add this to SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.
They say young and small OYSTER MUSHROOMS taste best, but I hardly ever see anything but the big ones. They're still good.....