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 … Continue reading farewell wordpress wpc
'No one questioned "who is a Serb, who is a Croat, who is a Muslim (Bosniak)" we were all one people, that's how it was back then, and I still think it is that way today' ― Josip Broz Tito Any words I might try to add to those of Tito would be superfluous. (for … Continue reading trio
‘mr pohotny, senior vice president of a bank prominent in the capital city, met god on a train’
– zoran zivoković, the train
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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(icon of western hedonism against backdrop of nationalist feeling, dorćol) (for dp weekly photo challenge - inspiration) (also for luciles' s photo 101rehab) *shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at ISO200, 70mm, 1/125s and f/5, edited in aperture 3 and analog ex pro with wet plate filter 9 applied, not taking sides*
“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 (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. … Continue reading close up
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 … Continue reading roy g. biv
(snežana, knez mihailo 50, stari grad) intricate how intricate need it be pass me a lav tamno although i so prefer nikšićko (for wordpress weekly photo challenge - intricate) *shot with nikon d700, nikkor 85mm f/1.8d lens at 1/125 and f/1.8, edited in aperture 3 and analog efex pro 2, missing nikšićko* an intricate (eye) … Continue reading intricate
“when you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?” ― virginia woolf on the cosmic scale how do we, measure up? (for wordpress weekly photo challenge, scale) (pijaca stari djeram, beograd)
sometimes dreams come true and other times they recur thank you Komshe and Akademija
“sometimes i feel as if I'm racing with my own shadow” ― haruki murakami, after dark in the dark the need to purge was the greatest urge (for wordpress weekly photo challenge, shadowed)