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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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“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* 

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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

#photo101 wrap up

Big thank you to The Daily Post from WordPress for featuring my photo “glass” from “through a glass darkly” in their wrap up post for a great month of phototography and friendship.

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Check out the other great photographers featured by The Daily Post team here.

You can also see my #photo101 contributions from my “other” blog featuring the streets of België here.

And take a look at some of my favourite photographic companions from #photo101 by clicking here or by clicking on the links below.

See Eastern Europe through the eyes of a self confessed negativist existentialist (who actually is anything but negative) with a thing about cats and railways and who almost convinced us that converge was a swear word Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog – a life in pictures and words

Take a look at the Netherlands, and Brazil, with my almost neighbour lucile de godoy – bridging lacunas

Explore Justine’s eclectic world, into which I insisted on introducing aliens, at Eclectic odds n sods – Parenting, Pet Tales, Humour & Photography

And meet Mitch with whom I discussed Thunderbirds, atomic powered jets and drew comparisons with Ansel Adams at Exploratorius – Photo Hack & Curious Wanderer

And look out for more from belgradestreets soon…

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