Saturday, April 29, 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023

DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW


 Roaming the streets at night again. I have often admired this window downtown, but never could get a look inside during the day. I saw a bit more at night, and someone was looking down at me.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

CARPE DIEM


 Carpe diem means 'Seize the day,' or by extension, 'the opportunity.' I seized my day and my opportunity. It was so beautiful, sunny, and warm the other day that I bought myself a popsicle and sat down on a bench downtown.

Looking up, I saw this worker in the art gallery on the second floor across from me who was seizing his opportunity to do some stretching and neck exercises.

Carpe diem.


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

COUNTING HIS MONEY


 I was intrigued by this man's staff and wish I could have gotten a better look at it. He had quite a wad of bills, too, but not too visible here.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

SOME LAUGH, SOME LOOK OUT THE WINDOW


 And he saw me, too, but what could he do, trapped in that tram....

I only saw the little girl when I uploaded the photo.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

LET NO EVIL ENTER


 I love seeing these  MASCARONS on buildings. Originally they had the purpose of scaring evil away, but now they are purely decorative...or so they say.

Friday, April 21, 2023

HALVA, ANYONE?


 When I was a kid, I read MAD Magazine faithfully.  I soon became aware that halva, a type of confectionery originating from Persia was often referred to. I now googled and can't find a reason, but it was so. That said, it was years before I ever tried halva. Crumbly and sweet, and I like it, though hardly ever buy any.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

STACKED CHAIRS


 These chairs at a local ice cream shop caught my attention. I hope it will be warm enough soon to enjoy some ice cream while sitting on them.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

ONLY GRANNY IS AWARE


 Yes, only Granny is aware of her surroundings. Bless her, even if she did see me.

Monday, April 17, 2023

AT THE HORSE BUTCHER'S


 Horse meat is consumed in many countries in Europe, including here in Serbia, although I know of no one who eats it. I took this photo from way across the street with my 16-50 mm lens at 50 mm, and it turned out pretty well.  This shop sells other meats, too.

I think this dog would eat horse meat...and any other.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--across the Danube


 Took this a few weeks ago while having dinner at Belgade's newest 'in' place, Beton Hala, which means 'Concrete Hall,' the hall meaning an area inside a factory, usually having glass walls and with machines within.  As you might guess, these 'halls have been revamped as chic restaurants and bars. Read about it HERE.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Friday, April 14, 2023

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS-BOWLING!

 


I went bowling with my family on my grandson's birthday. I had not been bowling for over two years, and before that, since junior high. 

I believe bowling is like riding a bike. You never forget how, for I wasted everybody both times.

Hidden talent.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.


Thursday, April 13, 2023

FROM FAR AWAY

 


Took this girl who was hanging out with her friends from waaay across the park with 50mm lens and cropped it. Fairly decent quality.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

CURLY AND SPIKE


 Curly and Spike is what I call these two fellows spotted yesterday. Remember Curly of THE THREE STOOGES fame?  He was the one with hardly any hair.

Monday, April 10, 2023

MONDAY MURALS--Wall art at its not-so-best


I came across this mural while taking a short cut through a very tiny park. There's a date that says 2019, but the mural hasn't aged well.

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.
 

Sunday, April 9, 2023

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--beautiful hands


 That probably wouldn't be the title most people would write for this photo and it was only when I enlarged this sneak shot that I  noticed this man's beautiful hands.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--waiting faithfully


 Cold it was, but this dog never moved a muscle while waiting for his owner outside a local market.

See other reflections on WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, April 7, 2023

SKYWATCH---foreboding


 Taken from my rear window the night before our big snowstorm the other day.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

THE BURGER JOINT


 Passed by my nearby market across from which is this burger joint. It seems to  never close, but I am sure it does.  Run by a man and his wife who seem indefatigable.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

WINTER IN SPRING


 Thanks to my friend Marianne for this photo. Lovely illustration of winter in spring...

It snowed yesterday....all day....

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

MY TULIPS ARE GONE


 Received tulips the other day....and now they're gone.

P..S.  It snowed today! Noooooo!

Monday, April 3, 2023

KENTUCKY FRIED KISS---no calories


I am really surprised this photo turned out as well as it did. I was across the square at quite a distance with only a 50mm.  Major crop.

Kisses are better for you than fried chicken.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

THEME DAY--MY FAVORITE TOY(s)


 Today is April 1st. For many people that means April Fools' Day. It does for me, too, but being a City Daily Photo blogger, the first of the month means Theme Day.

This month's theme is My Favorite Toy, a STEIFF TEDDY BEAR,  named Teddy, who's been with me since I was eight years old and my newer 'toy,' my Nikon Z50 mirrorless. Teddy used to have the trademark button in his ear, but I didn't like it as a child and so off it went. I pressed my teddy's tummy so hard and so often that he no longer growls. 

My camera of course isn't really a toy, but I enjoy 'playing' with it, so I had to include it.

See many more bloggers' toys at THEME DAY.

YANKEE IN NICE

 Edit: pastis is a licorice-flavored alcoholic drinksimilar to Greek ouzo. My favorite drink as it is for many people in this area. No more ...