Impressions of Belgrade and Serbia and maybe photos from an in-country trip by a long-term ex-pat.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
SUMMER'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER....
Summer will be here before you know it and for some of us, before you can lose those extra winter pounds. I figure I'll look something like these ladies.
Monday, February 27, 2023
RED-HAIRED DOG WALKER
I have seen women sport this color of hair since I arrived in Belgrade 46 (gasp!) years ago. Never goes out of style, it seems.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY==BELTING IT OUT
This lady was belting it out just outside a local market. She had a good voice.
See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE--a reader's hands
This is a major crop, thus the blur, but I liked these hands.
See other photos in black and white on WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE.
Friday, February 24, 2023
SKYWATCH--JUPITER, MOON, AND VENUS
Just what the title says. Seen two nights ago here in Belgrade. I only had my 50mm lens with me, so this is a big crop.
See other skies on SKYWATCH.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
SPRING IS ABOUT TO SPRING
St. Mark's cathedral looms behind just one little courageous blossom. Given the warmish weather we've been having, more blossoms can't be far away.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
WAITING FOR SPRING
Waiting to take someone fishing or just for a little cruise, this little boat is moored on the Tamis River in Pancevo, about 15 kilometers from Belgrade.
Monday, February 20, 2023
WHERE I'D LIKE TO LIVE....MAYBE...
Took a day trip last Saturday to nearby Pancevo. This building that I have posted before IN COLOR and actually gave nearly the same title to the post, is one I've often admired. It is no longer someone's stately home, at least the entirety is not, but I'd really like to live there.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
ANOTHER BIG HOLE
Once again I wandered down a street where I have not been for a while, and lo and behold, another excavation. This is now happening all over the city.To be fair, the buildings on this lot were in major disrepair, so such an 'improvement' (I hope) will be welcomed.
Friday, February 17, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
STILL LIFE WITH DOGS AND COW
All are literally still, but that is hardly ever the case for my dog in the foreground and her 'cousin' on the pillow. They wear each other out when they visit each other.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
DRESSED FOR THE SEASON
This lady, about to enjoy The Pause That Refreshes, is indeed dressed for the season/winter, but it actually hasn't been that cold in the past few days.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Find your love...
A bit of Valentine serendipity was sent to me yesterday. I made a collage of these two people who seem to have not known each other to begin with.
Monday, February 13, 2023
Saturday, February 11, 2023
I love this shade of blue along with the purple. It was really freezing last night, and these colors made it feel even colder.
Friday, February 10, 2023
Walked down a street I haven't taken in ages and don't know how I did not see this before, but it appears as if this restaurant has been here for quite a while. Good ol' home-cooked Serbian cooking, and I imagine it is Grandma, not Grandpa, who does the cooking. But maybe I'm wrong....and yes, you can smoke there...
Thursday, February 9, 2023
WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
I am probably going to offend some readers who are smokers, but I believe that even they know smoking does you no good.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
BACK TO MY LITTLE MINOX DCC 5.1
During a trip to the US in 2012, I bought a tiny camera, a Mnox DCC 5.1, in the airplane. It intrigued me, and when all conditions are just right, it takes a fairly decent photo, sometimes with a retro look. Rain over the last few days here, so I dug it out and shot a few photos at home. I've posted some before, and if you go to the search box here n my blog and type in 'Minox,' posts will come up. The external features are purely for show, Focuses at .5 meter, 1 meter, and infinity.
You can read about this little camera RIGHT HERE, but at least on B&H Photo, it isn't available anymore.
Friday, February 3, 2023
Thursday, February 2, 2023
ANOTHER TRIP AROUND THE SUN
Today's my birthday, and I share it and my native state with PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL, the Pennsylvania groundhog who according to legend and a bit of kindly forceful extraction, I imagine, emerges from his hibernation to see or not to see his shadow. If he sees it, six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see it, spring is on the way sooner than later. Not sure if that's valid for just Punxsutawney or elsewhere, but today here in Belgrade it's raining...and cloudy...no shadow! Woo!
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
THEME DAY FOR FEBRUARY--VIRTUE
I believe I took this photo in Sarnath, India, but honestly I am not sure. In any case, it gives the Buddha's advice, and he was indeed virtuous.
See other interpretations of Virtue on THEME DAY.
FIRST DAY OF SPRING....
The first day of spring was yesterday and that's when I snapped this photo of many crows' nests, very visible since there are no le...