Thursday, June 29, 2023

PLAYGROUND OF YESTERYEAR



 The playground in the upper photo in the neighborhood where my kids grew up in is exactly like the playground they spent hours in. The bottom one is a revamped one.... Definitely more state-of-the-art, but more fun, I don't know.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

ANOTHER RESTORED FACADE


 Yesterday I showed you a beautifully restored facade.  Part of that building can be seen on the left of this white facade.

Both buildings must be feeling very proud.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

A BIG FRIEZE....

At the risk of sounding like a complainer since I was rambling on and on about our heavy rains that seemed to last forever, now it's time to complain about the blistering heat here. Don't get me started on climate control...

So, now what we need is a big freeze....but this large frieze will have to do.

 

Monday, June 26, 2023

RESTORED!


 This lovely building (I think I showed a photo of it before its restauration, but I cannot find it) has now been returned to its former glory, as has the smaller white one next to it.

Happy to see things like this!

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Saturday, June 24, 2023

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--WHICH ONE IS YOU?


 I've seen these whimsical bowls for quite some time. Since I am trying not to yield to my ioften mpulsive buying, I just took the photo instead.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, June 23, 2023

SKYWATCH--KALEMEGDAN SKY


 

A simple view of part of Kalemegdan Park overlooking New Belgrade and the Sava River below.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

LION LEG


 I have been seeing so many tattoos on both men and women's legs. I guess that is because it is finally, finally warm enough to wear short pants.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

RIPPED-- PART 2


 LAST SUNDAY I posted a photo of a girl in ripped jeans. Today I am posting for you a male version. Hope he doesn't spend much time in the sun; he'd have some odd sun marks.

Monday, June 19, 2023

MONDAY MURALS--GIVE IT A TRY


Not sure if 'Give it a try' is what this mural expresses, but it looks like it.


See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

RED HOT? NOPE--SWEET PEPPER


 These peppers are delicious, whether eaten raw, in salad, cooked...I love them.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

RIPPED


 I know it's the fashion, but sometimes it's a bit too ripped. Not because the holes are revealing, but I just don't think big holes look good. Okay, I'm older...

Friday, June 16, 2023

BREAKFAST AND A LAPTOP


 It's not unusual to see people working with their laptops at breakfast time, but more rare to see them in the park at their 'work station'.  Can't say I blame this fellow for taking advantage of the infrequent sun and warmth we have been having. As I type this, it's pouring buckets....again.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

A THREE-BEER BOOK

 




This must be a very intriguing book to merit so many beers. I snapped this shot when the book's reader got up to pay his bill.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

SLOWLY BUT SURELY SUMMER


 Yesterday was sunny....and so it will be part of today. I saw quite a bit of snazzy summer footwear. It's out there...just waiting for more sun.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

PEOPLE ART


 Yesterday I posted a photo of a piece of the street art we found while I was  on a Street Art Tour.  This young woman is definitely not street art, but she displays some art of her own.

Monday, June 12, 2023

MONDAY MURALS--BLOK 45 NEW BELGRADE


 I went on my third street art walk yesterday in  NewBelgrade's Blok 45, where it all started back in the 70s.  A fantastic array of murals, tags, and graffiti enjoyably and epertly explained by our guide, an art historian (with a penchant toward worldwide street art) at Belgrade University.

It's usually fairly clear what murals are about, but I learned that tags have a message too, and graffiti goes deeper than it appears.

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

JUST SITTING


 I am sure these two ladies were having a chat,too, but anyway, they are just 'sitting'.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

A BIT OF PROVENCE






 No, I am not in Provence....but wish I were.  This is some lavender which thrives in a nearby park. I love the scent.

Friday, June 9, 2023

MORNING COFFEE ALL GONE....


 Two empty cups of thick, Serbian, black coffee remain, along with a sugar dispenser, two glasses of water and a typical brandy glass. I find it significant that in a country where nearly everybody smokes the ashtray is empty.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

BACK IN STYLE?


 I haven't seen this hairdo in quite some time. Looks a bit retro to me, but maybe mohawks (contemporary version) are back in style.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

FIT FOR A PRESIDENT


 I think the sambar, a south Indian dish, that I just made would be fit for a president. When I went out a few minutes ago to walk the dog, I saw Indian and Serbian flags on the lamp posts.  It appears that the president of India, DROUPADI MURMU, is visiting Serbia until the 9th....  


Oh, had I known...I have enough for two.

Monday, June 5, 2023

THERE ARE DAYS WHEN I FEEL LIKE THIS...


 There are days when I feel like this, and today is one of them. Nothing wrong, just slightly bewildered. This sculpture is located on Ada Ciganlija, Belgrade's large river island.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--PENSIVE


 Caught this man in a pensive moment overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers here in Belgrade.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

HOMEMADE WITH LOVE


 That's what it says on these two cups of strong Turkish coffee, served with a Turkish Delight. A friend and I went shopping in a far suburb near the Danube and stopped for coffee at a place I'll return to:  old school (as you can see by the wrinkled but clean tablecloth) fish restaurant with a lovely but humble terrace and a great view on a small marina. I felt like I was in Belgrade of the 70s.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

THEME DAY--JUNE--SMILE


 And smiling they are.  This is from my archive since I have not found many people smiling at all the rain we've been having.  This group of folk dancers was performing at HRTKOVCI, a village not far from Belgrade, where Roman ruins were found about 25 years ago. They created a festival called Roman Days, even though this group is not sporting togas.

See other Theme Day smiles on 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 ...