Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fall's fallen


 An acorn and its oak leag. Two signs of fall have fallen.  


I've been away in the country for two weeks and am going home today. Hope the central heating is on....it's chilly.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Wild cats


 That's 'wild cats,' not 'wildcats'.  Punctuation matters!

My friend Marianne caught these two kittens in a tree a week or so ago in a small village. Very cute, but I am a dog person.  Very few people spay or neuter their dogs or cats, which leads to the innocent animals' being abandoned somewhere as these were, and to grow up 'wild'.

Monday, September 28, 2020

MONDAYMURALS -- bit delayed...


Last week I showed you a mural from a high school downtown that bore the date 1999. It was done recently though, but I don't know why it took so long.


Here's a more recent one from last year.


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Sunday, September 27, 2020

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY: long and tall in the field


  Still in the country and now it's nighttime!

Me taking a photo of a corn field which once was.


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Saturday, September 26, 2020

WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE--the moon and a star


 I am currently outside of Belgrade, not that it mattered so much for this photo of the moon and a star, which to me resemble a moon (where the star is) and a UFO...  Am I fooling you....?

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Friday, September 25, 2020

SKYWATCH: Field of Dreams


 I am currently in the Deliblato Sands, where I have come  for two weeks to do a bit of undisturbed writing.  All's going well. Across from my little hotel where I get three of the most mouth-watering classic Serbian dishes you can imagine, lies this soccer field with a small house at the end. I used my phone for this photo, and it came out kind of dreamy.


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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Black Beetle


 Not a real beetle, of course, but a good old Volkswagen beetle. I had one once, a red one, and wouldn't mind having another.


Someone isn't taking such good care of this baby.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I see ya.


 This little guy was silently watching me pass under 'his' window. I imagine he was admiring my dog's  new harness and color I'd just bought up the street.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Grumpy cat


 I have to thank my friend Mary Jane for snapping this photo of a very grumpy cat. She passed him while going to the bakery and just couldn't resist.



Monday, September 21, 2020

MONDAY MURALS Pop Art


 

There's a high school downtown that has several outstanding murals. They keep changing, though, and I hadn't been back for a while.

This one is to or was done by the graduating class of 1999....quite a while ago. I don't know why it hadn't appeared earlier, but such is the case with a couple more I'll be showing you.


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Sunday, September 20, 2020

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY: "I'm looking over a four-leaf clover...'


 

...that I overlooked before," as the song goes. As a kid I used to lie in the grass at my grandmother's and look for four-leaf clovers, with varying success.

A fellow dog walker gave this one that she found to me.  Didn't ask her if she had to lie in the grass, and I'm not sure the good luck it supposedly brings was already used up on her, since she found it. We will see.


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Saturday, September 19, 2020

THE WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE--at the car wash


 

I've always said I am never bored with my camera, and here is a case in point.  Drove my very dirty car through the car wash and there you go.

I paid 600 dinars (about $6.00) for 'shampoo, wash, and blow dry'.  My lucky car can do that; I'm not brave enough to go to the hairdresser yet.


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Friday, September 18, 2020

SKYWATCH--a sunset pig?


 A long time ago I posted this photo I took from my window of the pig on top of this building. I have since learned that the entire building is protected by the city, and it used to belong to a butcher...

I posted that on Facebook, and a young woman who lives just across from the pig and up the street for me took this photo of piggy at sunset.


And just what is a sunset pig?  Joni Mitchell sang these words, so have a look at this link


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Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Blues Brothers...plus three?


 I have to admit I have never watched The Blues Brothers, but I do know what they look like. I snapped this shot with my phone from across the street.


Who knows who they really were?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

All because of a dog...



 

If you're wondering what the title has to do with doughnuts, I would not have been treated to this lovely pastry if it hadn't been for my pup. I was walking along a main street when my dog stopped dead, looked into a shop doorway, and wagged her tail excitedly. She had seen my neighbor who, unbeknownst to me, works there. Neighbor kindly treated me to a doughnut. And the rest is history, and so is the doughnut now, by the way..

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

If you're wondering where your order is...


If you're wondering where your order is, look no farther.  Nowadays many people are avoiding restaurants and getting tired of cooking at home, so what better way to treat yourself than ordering out?  But you need to be patient.

This particular food service is actually very well-respected. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night deters their speedy delivery...but everyone deserves a break, and let's hope his box is empty...

Monday, September 14, 2020

MONDAY MURALS --Peek-a-boo!


Had I been willing to stand in the middle of the street for a better shot, it would have looked like this fellow was really peering over the fence.  Didn't want to get hit by a car...but, this house is just opposite Belgrade's New Cemetery. Ha.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Partisan Reading to His Children



I have googled and googled and thoroughly examined this sculpture in Kalemegdan Park, searching fo the name of the sculptor. The closest I found was a photographer online who wrote the name of the statue, but no sculptor. I imagine he didn't know either, but I wrote to him, and am awaiting an answer.

UPDATE!  I have now learned from the photographer I asked that the sculptor was Jelena Jovanovic, and it was created in 1950.

FYI, Partisans were, as Wiki says: "The Yugoslav Partisans, or the National Liberation Army, officially the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, was the Communist-led resistance to the Axis powers in occupied Yugoslavia during World War II. Their leader was Josip Broz Tito."

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Cvijeta Zuzoric Art Pavillion



No need to tell you what this is, because all you need to know is right under the top picture.

You will, of course, have noticed the very cute dog in the photo....  ;)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A bit of India


Yearning to travel to India and here in many places I am frequently reminded of the country I am missing.

Not great quality on this shot. Done with my not-so-smart phone from across the street.

The fellow pushing the cart reminded me of similar street sellers in India, colors and all.

I think the guy in front of the tree thought I was taking HIS picture...

Monday, September 7, 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020

A DOME, A BIRD, NO MOON--SKYWATCH


 

Just what the title says. I had gone up to the roof cafe of a building near the Federal Parliament hoping for a good shot of the full moon....but the moon was hidden for quite a while and didn't seem so big when it did appear.


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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...