Great piece from Guy de Launey on the BBC.
Brutality concrete of old Yugoslavia inspires new generation.
Want to know more about the life on the streets of Belgrade?
Why not check out more of the great content here on belgradestreets or ask for the book in your local bookstore or from Komshe Publishing?
Like many people, I suspect, I am saddened to see the unannounced demise of the WordPress weekly photo challenge, in the early days of belgradestreets the weekly prompts from the WordPress team often offered a much needed spur to action, and in my case helped me make a dream real.
The WordPress team, and their occasional guests, created a cherished sense of community. They will be missed.
How to choose a favourite? Not exactly Sophie’s Choice I know, but hey guys, you may be ripping out the soul from your blogging platform. Why not at least have issued some kind of warning, canvassed opinion, or even sought out those willing to carry the torch?
So, I publish again my very first photo for this esteemed challenge, and if you’d like to see the whole set from belgradestreets then here you go.
And, I wonder.
See also my posts on andytownend, salamancastreets and belgianstreets
Royalties from the sales of belgradestreets in 2015 were donated to the orphanage for abandoned children, ‘Dom za decu Vera Blagojevic’ in Banja Koviljača.
I was left speechless by the two pictures that the children provided to me as a thank you.
In turn, I thank everyone who has purchased copies of my book, and my publishers at Komshe for helping make this possible.
caught with their pants down, at pijaća 44, novi beograd
for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Eye Spy
I’m very pleased to post this modest plug for my good friend Neil Howie, who amongst many other things is the Chairman of the British Society of Serbia.
Neil, and his colleagues, look forward to meeting you tomorrow at 6:00pm at the Helga Bar, Gospodar Jevremova 50, Dorcol, Belgrade.
More information can be found on the website and Facebook page of the British Society of Serbia, click, look and let Neil know if you plan to attend.
Hope you are able to attend – only sorry I can’t do so myself, but there will be another time!
One freezing cold day in January 2011, I arrived at this airport, tired and anxious about the future
I had no idea how much my life would change because of this city, and the people who live and work there
The book was a lucky break
I will never be able to to give back what the city and the people who live there gave to me but I will never stop trying
And thank you to Komshe for all your support