Monday, February 21, 2022


 A sad but frequent sight in almost any large city.  At first glance, however disheveled he may appear, the shopping bags may make you think he has been to a supermarket. However, I've seen this fellow several times going through garbage bins with the same bags. He's refused any monetary help from me.


 Christmas is alive and well in Belgrade....the joke is, although it often turns out to be true, that lights are taken down only at Easter.  Apparently, the reason is that the City pays an exorbitant amount of money to rent the decorations, including the enormous tree, and keeps it all up for a looooong time to get their money's worth. Seriously.


 We have had three days of heavy rains....Belgrade monsoon. Hot, humid. This is a view from my new apartment where I am now living. Unpackin...