Wednesday, May 31, 2023

MACHO MAN


 We had one decent sunny day recently, just enough apparently for this guy to sport shots and show off his muscles.  He had great tattoos on his left arm that I saw when I passed him; no photo.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

TRIBUTE TO RUSKIN BOND

RUSKIN BOND is an Indian author whom I had the pleasure of meeting while on my last trip to India. A delightful man, and his stories and books have captivated readers for many years.

One such, written in 1980 and made into a film in 2005, is THE BLUE UMBRELLA and so of course I could not help but think of him when I saw this big one in Kalemegdan Park overlooking New Belgrade.



 

Monday, May 29, 2023

Sunday, May 28, 2023

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--apples waiting to be eaten


I must admit I do not eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away. I should...these will be consumed very shortly.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.
 

Saturday, May 27, 2023

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--a bag my size


 Finally found a  bag that will fit all my stuff inside, including my camera when it rains...and my reflection and my dog's.

See other reflections on James'  WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023

BIKER, CHILLIN'


 A biker, on his phone, just chillin'. Has some pretty fancy tattoos, too.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

COFFEE TIME


 Given that the Turks were in many parts of the former Yugoslavia for nearly 500 years, it's logical that some of their customs remained.  Such is the case with 'Turkish' coffee.  The cups are not typical, but the little pot with a long handle, a dĹžezva (pronounced JEZZ-vah) is.  Here in Serbia though I have never seen one with a top, but imagine that it was added to keep the coffee hot. On second thought, it might belong to the teapot on the left, but couldn't fit on the shelf.

Monday, May 22, 2023

BLACK AND WHITE SPARKLY


 On one of our gloomier days recently, I spotted this balloon seller who seemed to emit his own light.


Sunday, May 21, 2023

SHADOWS HAVING FUN


 I guess this might be more silhouette than shadow, but I am sure there are some shadows there...on the ceiling?

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--RAIN'S GOOD FOR REFLECTIONS


 I'm very tired of our rain, but it's good for reflections...and other things.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 19, 2023

SKYWATCH--tilt!


 Of course the buildings aren't tilting; just the perspective twist.

I wish our skies would like this again and that the cold wind and rain would disappear until fall!

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

UNDIES


 First of all, this is from my archives. The weather has been so gloomy, windy, cold, and rainy that there's no way this woman in a nearby village could dry her laundry or sit sleeveless outside.  

I'm still waiting for the sun.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

OUT FOR A STROLL


 These girls brightened a gloomy day with their colors. It has been raining quite a lot, but as I type, I dare say I see some sun.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

NOT SNOW, BUT MIGHT AS WELL BE


 It's still darn cold and rainy here. However, that is not snow, but rather 'blossoms' from a tree that blow like snowflakes in the spring.

Monday, May 15, 2023

MONDAY MURAL---the zebra


-I saw this zebra through a cafe 'window,' or rather the cafe's partially damaged facade, but could not go in. It may not actually be a mural, but a collaged image.

In any case, it is on a wall, so it's a mural, haha.

Check out other murals at MONDAY MURALS.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: ME IN A POT


 There I am in the reflection in the now retired kettle at my favorite cafe.

See other reflections at WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 12, 2023

IT'S BEEN WINDY

 



And the tree topples. Always sad to see this. Its fate is that of a horse with a briken leg.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

TWO PIGEONS SPOUTING


 These are two of four pigeons that stand below the fountain called "Awakening" in Kalemegdan Park. I've shown you THE ENTIRE FOUNTAIN before. Apparently, these birdies have been spouting water since 1928.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

IS ANYONE AWARE ANYMORE?


 I don't know about you, but it's rare that I see someone out for a walk, which I assume this fellow was, and who checks his phone at length i.e. for several minutes and who is oblivious to everything around him. Mind you, he might have been checking the weather forecast, for it started to pour...and pour....and pour, and then a full-blown monsoon with  wind and then hail (okay, no hail in monsoons, but it really pelted me before I could find a place to duck into.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

AND THESE ARE CALLED...?


 These statues, leaning against the facade of a building downtown, and whose heads seem to bear the weight of a ledge above, have no name that I could find. They're not caryatids, which are free-standing supports, nor statues in niches, nor are they statues in a tympanum.

In any case, in view of the horrendous May 3rd school shooting in Belgrade (the likes of which had NEVER been seen before), and another punk-criminal shooting in a nearby town the following day, these statues seem to be  bearing the country's grief. If you need to know more, especially about the former, see THIS LINK.

Monday, May 8, 2023

TWO-BEER BURGER

 

While I was waiting for my grilled chicken at  a nearby 'fast food' place, I caught this fellow (but unfortunately not his mega-burger) and his liquid refreshment.  

Sunday, May 7, 2023

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--the sheet


 It had been very windy recently, so the flapping of this sheet across the street from where I was walking alerted me. Nice blue!  I miss drying clothes on an outdoor clothesline, complete with clothes prop, like my grandmother did.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--CAT IN BED


 This cat  belongs to an antique store I often walk by. The bed has been there for ages, so I guess it's not for sale, but the cat's.

See other reflections on WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023

STRIKING A POSE


 This girl is standing just below the STATUE OF PRINCE MIHAILO, which in turn stands in front of the National Museum. The building you see in the background here is Belgrade's National Theater.


Tuesday, May 2, 2023

MAN, REVISITED


 On April 25th, I posted a photo of this SAME MAN and wrote that I'd really like to get a better look at his cane. Yes, I could have asked, and this time he wasn't counting his  money, but using his phone. If you zoom in, you can see it better now.

Monday, May 1, 2023

MONDAY MURALS


 Goodness.....I took this photo thinking it was a hummingbird, but now I see it isn't. Then I thought it was a Kingfisher, but I don't think it's that either....anyone know?

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

CONVERSATION....

 A definite lack of any conversation and so it was the entire time this couple 'enjoyed' their meal at my local Indian restaurant. N...