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farewell wordpress wpc

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.

curves

See also my posts on andytownend, salamancastreets and belgianstreets

zoran živković

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‘mr pohotny, senior vice president of a bank prominent in the capital city, met god on a train’

– zoran zivoković, the train

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I love writing.

I love reading.

There was a time, long long ago, when two of the few things that kept me sane were the well thumbed pages of an Isaac Asimov novel, oh, and strawberry jam sandwiches. With lots of creamy butter on thickly sliced white bread. Pure poison, the sandwich, not Asimov, that was ‘Childhood’s End’, literally and metaphorically.

I was barely eight years old.

But, that’s another story.

This post is not about me, well not really, it’s about a man called Zoran Živković.

And it’s also, indirectly, about a country, a city, a people, and a whole bloody lot more.

But mostly, it’s about him.


I’m a big fan of Stephen King, I’m one of his ‘constant readers’. My recollection may…

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close up

“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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(drawing a line, pedestrian crossing, pariska, kalemegdan)

Sometimes we all have to paint a very big line on the street.

A boundary.

And choose where we stand.

(for dp weekly photo challenge, close up)

(also for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at 160mm and ISO200, f/11 and 1/500, edited in aperture 3 and silver efex pro 2 with wet rocks filter applied, boundary set* 

roy g. biv

saving nemo

saving nemo

Each week I take part in the DP WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, and post here and on my other blogs belgianstreets and andytownend.  The challenge this week was to incorporate all the colours of the rainbow.  My posts on the other two blogs each had an Australian flavour. In responding to a comment from my friend Lucile, I observed that I would be hard pressed to find an Australian hook for a post here on belgradestreets.

I was wrong as this post, which features street art from Vukov Spomenik, proves. Nemo, of course, spent a great deal of time in Sydney Harbour.

It is indeed a small, connected, world.

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – roy g. biv)
(for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)
*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor af-s 50mm f/1.4G lens at ISO200, f/4.5 and 1/100s, no edits, found connection*

roygbiv from andytownend

roygbiv on belgianstreets

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