Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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 posts from me until I return to Belgrade.

MY CHERRY SMOOTHIE


 Looks not so nice, but it was delicious. Trying to clear out my refrigerator before a short trip to France.  I may be only sporadically posting for a while.




Tuesday, April 9, 2024

MEDITATION

 




It has been such beautiful weather the last week. People take advantage of the warmth and sun in different ways. While playing ball with my dog, I came upon this girl meditating.

Monday, April 8, 2024

NIGHT LILACS


 The light from a nearby street lamp has altered their color, but these lilacs are still beautiful.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

DIPPING INTO MY ARCHIVES....


 Desperately trying to finish up a lot of stuff before a 10-day trip next Tuesday. One of my tasks is uploading a plethora (love that word) of photos from all my cds and two smaller externals to my big hard drive. Taking me ages, but I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Dipped into my archives for this one. Street fair in Seattle a number of years ago. Which number, I am not sure.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

STILL LIFE


 A still life at a local café and there is still life in these slightly faded carnations. 😉

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

LAST NIGHT IN THE PARK


 Just another photo of the sky behind St. Mark's cathedral in Tašmajdan Park.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

RED BOW


Back to color  now, with some black and whites here and there.  This raging red bow screamed at me to take its picture, so.....

Monday, April 1, 2024

THEME DAY APRIL 2024 --MEDICINE


 I took medicine literally. Here are my vitamins (a kind of medicine...) and a couple other cold, headache killers. In the middle is something I have avoided having.... I associate it with 'old people,' but my daughter  insisted I get it when I had some infection and had to take another pill for a month....  But it may come in handy for my vitamins, etc. while traveling.

By the way, you see the multivitamins are For Her. I goofed once and bought For Him, and saw no difference, ha.

See other Theme Day medicines RIGHT HERE.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

WAITING FOR HER TAXI


 Her taxi pulled up just after I sneaked this photo.

Thanks for indulging me in my self-imposed Monochome Month of March meme.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

NIGHT LIFE


 Like any other large city, Belgrade has its  night life, more accentuated in some sections of town than others. I was waiting for my friend to show up and slyly snapping from a park pench. This girl's garter attracted me, but I guess that's what she was looking for.

(Jedno Mesto means 'one/a certain place', and is usually used when someone has to leave the table to go to the bathroom.)

Thursday, March 28, 2024

SPRING FASHION


 This is a post that would be better in color, but maybe not. These colors were soooo pale.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

ELDER PUP


 Elder Pup is the euphemism I give to older dogs. Somehow nicer than 'old dog'.  This little fellow was 15 years old.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE YEARS OLD


 This house on a side street near me needs a bit of facade work. It has a lovely garden that is rented out for an equally lovely outdoor cafe when the weather is warmer. I am not sure if anyone lives year-round in it.

Above the side door (not visible here) there is a date stone that reads 1901, making the house one hundred and twenty-three years old.

Monday, March 25, 2024

LOST IN THOUGHT


 This sweet lady sat down next to Madhu and me in the park the other evening. We chatted a bit and then she smiled sweetly and retreated into her own thoughts.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

CHARLIE IN BELGRADE


 I met a Charlie Chaplin wannabe last evening. This fellow makes a living by doing kids' birthday parties.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

WHERE ARE MY CIGARETTES?


 "Where ARE my cigarettes?" she's probably wondering. I don't smoke, but whatever I hunt in my purse always seems to be at the very bottom.  I'm still plugging along with my self-imposed Monochrome Month of March Meme.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

TROJAN HORSE....IN MINIATURE


 I am not sure of the reason for this spiky structure with a Trojan horse. No sign, no nuttin'

Monday, March 18, 2024

Sunday, March 17, 2024

"CARRY ME, MAMA"


 I still have a vague recollection of saying 'Carry me' to my mother. Do you remember?

Saturday, March 16, 2024

A MAN AND HIS DOG


 Waiting for the walking green. I thought these two looked a bit alike.

Friday, March 15, 2024

OUTSIDE THE BAKERY


 Half-way through the month of my Monochrome Month of March meme. Here's a bakery employee enjoying a little puff and a sip.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

TWO WOMEN

 


Yes, it seems the woman on the right saw me and suspected I snapped a photo. But I was very nonchalant, and she didn't question me. Lap shot thanks to adjustable screen.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

I HAVE FORGOTTEN....


 In keeping with my self-imposed Monochrome Month of March meme, here is a photo of a statue of....oh....I have forgotten who.  Shame on me.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

NOT HER DOG


 I have an absolutely wonderful, generous, self-effacing, soon-to-be 92 years old friend.  A former colleague to top it off. She lives in a divided  house on the ground floor with a big garden shared with the family upstairs.  This is THEIR dog, who has let herself be adopted by my friend, for her own family neglects her..  They leave her out in the cold, no decent shelter, and so on. She's just over a year and a half old.

My friend let her in once to sleep in her hallway. Chloe has now moved on to the rest of the house and has found her spot on my friend's 'good' couch.

No one minds, not even me.

Monday, March 11, 2024

Sunday, March 10, 2024

NIGHT FLOWERS


Not just night flowers of course; they are undoubtedly colorful from the inside, but to me they're still attractive in black and white.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

PAPERWHITE NARCISSUS


 Continuing my self-imposed Monochrome Month of March Meme. These lovely paper white narcissus brighten my day. It's been raining and gloomy.

Friday, March 8, 2024

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY


 Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day, though for me, every day is Women's Day.

Looks like the ladies  haven't hit this bar yet, but it is now only 8:23 a.m. as I type.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

SUGAR BOWL IN MY FAVORITE CAFE


 Continuing with my self-imposed Monochrome Month of March meme, here is a sugar bowl in my favorite cafe. Actually, I should revise that to say it is my favorite cafe in the morning hours when I usually go. I took this photo around 5 p.m.  Maajor traffic, stinky and noisy, on the street, so I imagine that is why no one else was sitting there.

But I got a good photo...

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

OFFICE CHAIR


 Continuing with my own Monochrome Month of March meme, this is not your typical office chair.  However, it is used every single weekday, Saturdays, and sometimes Sundays by a woman selling cheap clothing at her stand on an outdoor market. Doesn't look comfortable at all, and she needs a real cushion.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

NIGHT KITTY


 I am not a cat lover, although I have known some cats that I like. In general though, for me they're too quiet and sneak up on me.  This one came out of the doorway and gave me the evil eye....or so it seemed.

This photo is in keeping with my Monochrome Month of March meme.

Monday, March 4, 2024

NIGHT TEXTER THROUGH WINDOW


 Some may not agree, but I've always maintained that if you don't draw your curtains, I can take your photo. And I did, in this case catching a woman oblivious to my presence outside. In reality, I find most texters when outside are oblivious to presences outside as well.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

NOBODY'S HUNGRY


 (In keeping with my own Monochrome Month of March meme.)

A 'Smash Burger' employee taking a break. No customers, at least for a short while.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

BLONDE IN A DARK ALLEY


 March already. Somewhere along the line, in an alliterative mode, I decided to do a "Monochrome Month of March" series, meaning that (with the exception of Theme Day yesterday), I am going to try to (notice the 'try to') post a monocrhome photo every day this month.  This means that photos will either be black and white or as otherwise defined "a photography or picture developed or executed in black and white OR in varying tones  of only one color."

Let's see what 'develops'.


Friday, March 1, 2024

THEME DAY MARCH 2024--REFLECTIONS IN A WINDOW


 Today is March 1st and the theme for March is 'Reflections in a window'. Here some street players can be seen playing their instruments in front of an H&M window, with those letters reflected from the black wall to the display window behind them.

See other reflections on MARCH 2024 THEME DAY.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

THE END IS NEAR

 




I have posted this old house before but hadn't been back in a while. Looks like now it really is going to be torn down. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

HELPING HANDS


 Caught this elderly couple carefully walking down slippery stones beside one of Belgrade's main churches, Saint Marko's.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Sunday, February 25, 2024

GUY LOOKING FOR BRIDE


 The title 'Guy looking for bride' would be the literal translation of part of the red print on the sign

 The other in blue would be 'Inquire within'. Sign's been there for a while....no luck, I guess. 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

WOOD PAVING

 



My friend pointed out this entrance to a building on a street I'd passed many times. The large metal entrance gate was open this time, and I guess that's why I was never able to see the inside of this passage leading past the actuall entrance to a garden.

What was most interesting is the wood paving. These are 'bricks' made of wood and apparently they last a loooooong time.  I googled 'wood paving' and it is used more often than you think.

Friday, February 23, 2024

SKYWATCH: TREE, MOON, PASTELS


 Just what the title says, nothing more. I stood and took in the beauty for several minutes.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

SLEEPING IT OFF


 Seems like this holiday gnome has had one long season....too much holiday cheer. I'll check and see if he's still there tomorrow....

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 ...