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
“with whips and chains
to see him fly
so many die”
– lyrics from stargazer, rainbow
(bigz, bulevar vojvode mišića, beograd)
(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – broken)
*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO4000 and f/1.4 and 1/125s, edited in aperture 3 and analog efex pro 2, wet filter applied and yes “i believe, yes, i believe”
broken by andytownend
broken on belgianstreets
“women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea”
― robert a heinlein
this cat, once became famous
he was electrocuted and later, celebrated
almost triggered an international incident
force of nature
(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – forces of nature)
*shot with iphone 4 and edited in aperture 3 with help from a lada niva, some rope and a shot of šljivovica*
ulica cara lazara, beograd
afloat above the street
protecting those who meet
(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – afloat)
afloat on belgianstreets
afloat with andytownend
“have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart
…live in the question”
― rainer maria rilke, letters to a young poet
bombed and blasted
built and rebuilt
they changed the street names
and never forgot their names
it's all ephemeral
(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – ephemeral)
ephemeral on belgradestreets
ephemeral on andytownend
ephemeral on belgianstreets
(more) ephemeral on belgianstreets
“when you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?”
― virginia woolf
(for wordpress weekly photo challenge, scale)
(pijaca stari djeram, beograd)
“some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go”
― hermann hesse
This post is dedicated to the lives of the two people for whom these candles were lit.
To those who still remember and love them.
To all those who have suffered loss or who have been hurt.