Saturday, September 30, 2023
Friday, September 29, 2023
This fellow was playing beautiful soft jazz on his saxophone so I sat down to listen. He did have a box for passers-by to drop some money in. I waited until he had finished one song and told him I'd taken some pictures. He gave me his email, and after I finish typing this, Kirill (who was Russian), will be sent a few.
Posting too Joni Mitchell's "Real Good For Free".
In her song, a fellow is playing a clarinet, but she says the music was good... Have a listen.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
I always rant about people's not noticing when you take their photo. Usually, be it with my camera or with my phone as was the case with this shot, I just point quickly and click. However, I tested myself here and really made sure the guy was in focus, decent composition, etc.
He never knew what hit him, so absorbed in his own phone was he. Hmmm.....maybe he was taking MY picture.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023
These two ladies were 'strolling' with their dogs. The pug chose not to ride yet, but there is a small white dog in the red stroller on the lower shelf. Normally people use these strollers for elderly dogs, but these two were spry. Maybe they are for when Fifi gets tired.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
I am still angry. I caught this woman red-handed yesterday while she was picking (stealing!) herself a bouquet of lavender from a a nearby public park. I took several shots before I called out to her and got her attention. I reprimanded her saying that the flowers were for everyone, not just for her. You can probably imagine that she didn't care at all, and kept right on picking. She did stop though when I called to her once more and got a face shot. Off she went. I wrote to the park police and I hope this lady will have her own personal 'wanted' poster...but I doubt it.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Yesterday I visited former Marshal Josip Broz Tito's famous Blue Train, which he used to travel all over Europe. Luxurious (for the 60s), art deco, and with some adaptations for possible famous guests like Charles De Gaulle, who had a custom made bed. Hailie Selassie, Indira Gandhi, and Queen Elizabeth were only three of the heads of state who traveled on this train. Not to miss if you head this way. A real time machine.
Google Tito's Blue Train and check out Wiki.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023
A still life from my day trip to Kikinda about three hours from Belgrade. Every year they hold a pumpkin festival with all kinds of pumpkins, squash, gourds and products made from same.
You can read about the winning pumpkin BY CLICKING HERE, but for some reason, and I hope the paper corrected the error, it is written that the pumpkin weighed 716 kilos, but that was last year's winner. This year the big boy weighed 865 kilos (around 1,907 pounds.) That's a lot of pie.
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Thursday, September 14, 2023
I went to the bus station yesterday to buy a bus ticket to and from a town about three hours from here where a friend lives. The bus station is adjacent to the former, old, beautiful train station where I arrived in 1977 from Paris. It has been closed for quite a few years now and replaced by a brand new one in another part of town.....all this to make way for highrises you can see through the grass grown over the rails. Just to think, the Orient Express once passed through Belgrade.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Monday, September 11, 2023
Sunday, September 10, 2023
"Slim pickings," for those of you who may not know, means that there's little success in getting something because there's not a lot of it left. Kind of like when you turn up late at a party....
This cat is very thin, whereas many city cats here are chubby.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Friday, September 8, 2023
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
I may have posted this before a long time ago, but this statue of a woman holding a beehive caught my attention (again?)
I looked up what beehives mean and they seem to be symbols of obedience, organization, and structure.
This statue is also making a fashion statement with her 'ripped' dress, reminding me of the ripped jeans craze.
Monday, September 4, 2023
Sunday, September 3, 2023
I often pass this MASCARON on my way to a small supermarket where I shop. The house it adorns, sadly in disrepair, dates from 1901.
I always smile at this creature's attempt at being a rainspout. Any run-off water is going to gush mainly in the window below or at least down the facade.
See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Friday, September 1, 2023
Here I am back again after a long hiatus. I have to admit that this is not a new photo (It dates from 2009), when gasoline was still hard to find at the pumps and had to be smuggled in (albeit very overtly!).
Since we had all been used to this way of selling gasoline for quite some time during the sanctions years before, most of us drivers could tell at a glance by its color which gasoline was best (pale green).
For years now gas stations are working like anywhere else, even if gas is expensive. Right now it is around 189 dinars PER LITER, i.e. around 4 times that for a gallon, give or take. Therefore, an approximate gallon would be 756 dinars or $7.00 a gallon (6.45 euros). It's always been high, and I was always amused when I heard my American friends in the US complain about gas prices...
See other bottles on CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY.
Mother Nature arranged this.