Wednesday, August 31, 2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 


Today is Madhu's third birthday....and I had no photo for my blog, so...... (Yes, I know she needs a facial trim!--no time for that either right now.)

Sunday, August 28, 2022

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY --THE WAITER


 A waiter waiting. Just him and a few shadows and even fewer customers on a hot afternoon.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

BUILDINGS WITHIN A BUILDING


 Old, Sixties-era buildings reflected in a modern building in New Belgrade.

See other reflections on WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, August 26, 2022

SKYWATCH--OFF THE ROOF


 Another 'off the roof' shot of my friend's neighborhood. She has a lovely rooftop terrace and is lucky to be able to cool off there during summer heat.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

OLD AND NEGLECTED


 Many urban neighborhoods here used to look much nicer.  Landscaping was better maintained, playground equipment was better taken care of...

These old,  neglected stairs led from a play area to yet another, which has now disappeared behind the bushes.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

LITTLE GIRL WITH RED BALLOON


 This little girl, her parents, and her friends celebrated her birthday at a restaurant on a pedestrian street downtown. I think she is dressed like Elsa in Frozen.  She abandoned her friends for quite a while and played with her heart balloon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

STINK-EYE


 This is a very cropped photo from far away and honestly, I don't think this lady was looking directly at me. Both of these women were watching passers-by, especially young female students who were heading toward the university.  Most like many young girls nowadays were not sporting attire that these ladies would approve of....hence the  disapproving stink-eye.

Monday, August 22, 2022

SIX-PACK


 I see this lady very often in the park. She has six dogs. Four you can see here (the litttle fellow to the right isn't hers) and the other two are hidden in front of her.

She must have a good heart. They are/were all street dogs.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

DID YOU SEE ME?


 Last day of pup-sitting and soon will be able to roam the downtown city streets again.  Another early-evening shot from my son's terrace.  He's on the 7th floor and I used my 250mm lens, furtively, I thought, until I enlarged the photo.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

BOKEH


 Still here dog-sitting and a bit photo-compromised, since haven't really been out with my camera.

But I have been  on my son's terrace where his wife has planters of geraniums.

Fiddling with bokeh effect with Nikon 16-55mm lens on my Z50.

Monday, August 15, 2022

MONDAY MURALS--BEGINNER MURAL!


 This pales in comparison to most murals, but I liked it because it seems like it's by a mural artist in-training. ;)

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

DAPPER


 It was hot the other evening and I treated myself to an ice cream....  At the table next to me was this elderly gentleman. His shirt first attracted me to take a furtive phone shot. When I enlarged it at home, I see that he was a very meticulous person:  toenails and fingernails neatly trimmed, a 'surgeon's hands,' leather pouch, comfty sandals, looks like some meds or vitamins, and a black leather wallet.

Who's he texting to?

Saturday, August 13, 2022

LEAPIN' LIGHTS!


 Dogsitting and got a bit bored, since my duties don't give me much time for photos. Took this off my son's terrace last night. I knew there would be movement, but was just playing around.

Kind of like the leaping lights!

Friday, August 12, 2022

OBLIVIOUS


 I was working at my second-favorite cafe the other morning and since I always have my faithful camera with me,  I sneaked a photo of the couple at the next table. I am thankful for my very silent shutter and discreet tilting screen....

Thursday, August 11, 2022

NEGLECTED AND CARED FOR


 I took this photo because I liked the colors and arrangement. I sent it to an artist friend who sometimes uses my photos for inspiration.  She replied that she wondered what the story was behind these blooming potted plants, and the shabby window and neglected facade. Now I do, too.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

FEET MEET


 Looks like a lot of young feet, too. Probably discussing where they're going to go on a hot summer evening.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

PAST GLORY


 I don't go down this street often, but every time I do I stop and look at this door and its magnificent decoration above the lintel. (I learned a new word...that's the flat 'shelf' the oval decoration is mounted on.)

Once-upon-a-time this entire building stood proud, but now, like quite a few here, it's fallen into disrepair. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

MONDAY MURALS: Zappa Barge


 Not sure if this barge alongside the main bridge connecting New and Old Belgrade still functions. Not sure either if all those people are murals or posters... I'm hoping there's at least one mural so I can participate in MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY---in the garage....


 In New Belgrade there are many underground garages under high-rise buildings. They're illuiminated, but still kind of spooky. Quite a few scenes from local and foreign gangster movies have been filmed in them. I took a shortcut to the supermarket through one and found this shadow.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

HANGIN' AROUND


 A couple of street musicians hanging around under the statue of Prince Mihailo on Belgrade's Republic Square.  The plaques read Belgrade, Smederevo, and Kladovo, some of the cities liberated by Prince Mihailo in 1867.  Other cities have plaques on the other sides.

Friday, August 5, 2022

SKYWATCH--awaiting the sunset


 Have to say that the sunset the other night was nothing to write home about...but the photo is good enough to please those who follow SKYWATCH.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

CHILLIN' IN THE PARK

 


Yesterday I showed you "CHILLIN' AT THE MARKET and today here is a fellow doing the same in a nearby park. I do not blame him one bit. It's one of the coolest places around, an oasis in the city.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

CHILLIN' AT THE MARKET


 Still hot, and I thought this fellow was overdressed, except for his sandals.

Monday, August 1, 2022

THEME DAY--AUGUST--WOOD


 I was caught off-guard (my fault entirely) since I thought this month's theme was Time Travel, but that's next month.  I reverted that post to 'draft'. 

Anyway, here is a photo taken in Discovery Park, Seattle, about two years ago. I think it's a magnolia tree, judging by the leaves. 

Grandkids had fun climbing on it.

See other interpretations of 'wood' on THEME DAY.

DEDICATION

  Just noticed this mural on a nearby street where I don't usually walk. Looks freshly done. On the upper right it reads "Street He...