Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
In World War I, after crossing over Albania where it was annihilated, the Serbian Army recovered after a while and occupied its position at the Macedonian front, which spread across the mountain Kajmakčalan in Маcedonia. On the top of this mountain there was the observation post of the Serbian Army High Command.
This monument is located in a park near me, Pioneers Park, named for Tito's Pioneers Youth Movement. Here's a photo from this blog, where you can read more about them.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
This mural on a nearby building most probably did not appear overnight, since who can see when it's dark?
However, it did appear very quickly and the fellow here were finishing it off today.
See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.
Update: They've been working on it every day, and here's an update:
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
No fairy tale directly connected with this floating house on the Tamis (TAH-meesh) River in nearby Pancevo (PAHN-cheh-vo), but simply the name of this dwelling: 'bajka' means 'fairy tale' in Serbian.
Wouldn't mind spending time there.
See other reflections on James's WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
I was shadow-deprived this week. So much rain. These kids would find it difficult to sit like this with our recent rainstorms, so I dipped (pun intended) into my archives for this one, with a shadow.
See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
My dog, who looks as if she's snoozing here, was puzzled by the amount of water that appeared in a man-made pond in the nearby park. It literally filled up overnight with rain from a huge 'monsoon' the likes of which I haven't seen here in years.
Makes for a nice reflection, though.
See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Just a little over one year ago, my dearest Serbian friend passed away after a long bout with cancer. I miss her, as do many of her friends.
About a week ago, her daughter held a one-year commemoration at the cemetery, as is the custom her. One of the customs is to place a small amount of wheat berry sweet upon which has been poured a bit of red wine and a candle inserted and lit. It was windy, so the candle did not stay lit for long. A priest holds a short ceremony at the grave site.
A moment later, a pigeon appeared. I know it was only interested in the wheat berry, as were its friends in the photo, but it reminded me of my friend's kindness to animals. At her home, she would always feed a dove that would land on her terrace sill. It soon learned to eat from her hand.
Her daughter, who now lives in her apartment, says this dove has not shown up since her mother passed.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Last March 21st, there was a terrible fire on the 7th floor of a large apartment building in New Belgrade. It apparently occurred when an elderly invalid was smoking and when he lit a cigarette, his oxygen tank exploded, destroying his own apartment and I believe three others on his floor and the one above. Six people died, one of whom is the subject of this mural. He was 26 (the 28 on either side of the mural refers to this section of New Belgrade.)
See other murals on MONDAYMURALS.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
In May when this photo was taken we had had a lot of rain. (Mind you, June is NOT much better.) I was staying at my friend's during the lockdown and here droplets reflect the trees in her yard.
See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Ah, burek, that cheese-filled, crunchy breakfast dish made with phyllo dough.... Heavy stuff, but once in a while I've just got to have it. The ideal burek should not be greasy and not too dry either.
It's so good, and my dog gazed longingly at me, making me feel very guilty. She got some.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
I spent just over two months during the restrictions/lockdown at a former colleague and travel companion's house here in Belgrade. She's only 3 bus stops away, but the location is a different world from smack downtown where I live: greenery, a garden, calm (even when we're not under lockdown), and the park I showed you yesterday is nearby.
She is 88 years old, very spry, has stories to entertain you for days, loves to garden, travel (when possible!), is a killer Scrabble player, and has a book on just about every subject. Shes Irish and has lived in "Yugoslavia" since 1958!
She and I traveled to India together twice in the same year about 6 years ago.
Her she is, mindfully chopping onions...
Monday, June 1, 2020
I know, I know, I said I was not going to post anymore. However, I gave it a second thought, partially thanks to those of you who commented on my 'last' post, so here it goes.
I won't be posting every day...
During the coronavirus debut, I had been staying at a friend's house in a lovely green suburb of Belgrade.
On a dog walk, I visited this park one morning....the frogs were soooo loud, and you can hear them right here. Turn up the sound and enjoy...they get louder at the end!
I hope that link works... First time I've posted an audio link.
See other parks on CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY.
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...