Thursday, June 30, 2022


 Doting grandparents watch their granddaughter swing a cherry in the Paris metro.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022


 This conservatively dressed couple sat on a bench in Saint-Germain-des Pres in Paris, watching passers-by. Like in many big cities, the passer-bys are very often eye-catching. I'll leave it at that.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Still in Paris, whereas in reality I am sitting in my apartment in Belgrade, waiting for my COVID confinement to be over.

I'd been discreetly snapping this gentleman from the side. He has a cocktail, a spiffy hat, handkerchief, and was writing with a fountain pen in a moleskin notebook.

I sneaked around a little bit to the front to take a hip shot when this girl flitted out of the cafe and caught his attention.  And mine. Got her photo, too.


Monday, June 27, 2022

MONDAY MURALS--in Belleville

 This isn't much of a mural, if one at all, but being confined for another 10 days with COVID, I am desperate.

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--2CV into the shadow....

 Near la Place des Abbesses in Paris, a deux chevaux hangs a right into the shadow of a side street.  I had one of these beauties once-upon-a-time.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, June 25, 2022


 A reflection of murals at Les Halles, Paris, with Saint-Eustache church appearing on the left.

Am sequestered with a mild case of COVID, so it may be a while until I get back and running here in Belgrade.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, June 24, 2022

SKYWATCH--before dawn from my window

 Trying to get back on track since my return from Paris one week ago. I brought back a stowaway....a case of COVID, despite all my precautions here and there, so I am isolating, taking meds, etc. for a week.

So, for the moment until I get my recently revamped big computer up and running, it will be shots from inside my apartment looking out.

Woke up early the other night, feverish, but got this beautiful sky.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022


 In two days' time, I'll be leaving to spend a week in a city where I used to live...seeing friends, eating, drinking, and being merry.  

So, taking a 'petite pause'.

Monday, June 6, 2022

MONDAY MURALS--a sad, sad one

 Long ago, I used to live in the part of town where this mural is now painted. Last July, a worthless, reckless, scum of a driver sped through a crosswalk where there were clearly people and killed this little 10 -year-old boy who was crossing the street in a crosswalk with his father and brother, who miraculously, suffered serious injuries but were not killed. His father and The driver did  not stop, but was later apprehended in his nearby apartment drinking coffee. Even worse, at the first hearing, the judge released the driver on bail.  Enraged citizens from all over Belgrade protested for days, and finally on July 23rd of last year, the guilty party has found himself in jail..I hope they throw away the key.

The text reads:  "I'm watching you from heaven now, because of me you are now here, (meaning the protesters).  Good people, don't let someone else's child be a victim."

See other murals, I hope not this sad, on MONDAY MURALS.

Saturday, June 4, 2022


 Dipped into my archives for this one. Hope I haven't used it before. 

See other reflections on James'  WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, June 3, 2022


 Judging by this young woman's embroidered blouse and white skirt, she may have been part of a folk  dance program at the museum where she's sitting.  Waiting for a ride?

Thursday, June 2, 2022


 "Opposites attract" is the first thing that ran through my mind when I spotted this couple two benches down from me in the park. Thanks to the adjustable LED screen on my camera, I positioned  it on my lap and used a zoom position to capture them. He's so colorful withh his hair and sunglasses, and had lots of tattoos, and she is so demure in her polka dots, classic make-up, and hair.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022


 Obviously, this is not Serbia or even close.  In 2016 I was in Kashmir, India, and went by jeep from there to Leh, the capital of the autonomous region of Ladakh.  The pass to get there only opens on May 1st, when most of the snow is gone. You can see it was not, and the plowed snow to each reached over the height of the buses that could pass. I took this photo when we had to stop to let oncoming traffic through.

I was constantly invoking the gods not to have a 'wall' fall on me, and since you're reading this, you can see that none did.

See other roads on CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY.


 Bust of 19th century Montenegrin poet Njegoš Petrović. With laundry. 😆