beneath your feet

andy townend

“No man is an island…
…Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.”

– John Donne

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I have been very lucky in life, in some ways.

You may choose whether you agree. Or you may not.

I have circumnavigated the globe by air. Twice. In both directions. In Business Class. Pampered and spoiled. Wined and dined. And once, just once, in First Class, been plied with glass after glass of Krug until wheels up, before flying across half the world in a goose down duvet with tea served in a china cup by a flight attendant who actually appeared to genuflect.

As a senior official in the Federal Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, I found myself invited by Qantas to pass through the hidden portal of the Chairman’s Lounge, rubbing shoulders with Ministers of the Commonwealth…

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kalemegdan revisited

“A day will come when there will be no battlefields, but markets opening to commerce and minds opening to ideas.” ― Victor Hugo (market stalls, kalemegdan, belgrade) (for lucile's photo 101 rehab) *shot with nikon d700 and 70-200mm f/4 lens, various settings, at peace*

inspiration (?)

(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*

belgradestreets at klub dvoristance

(Photos courtesy of Ivan Kovanović from Komshe) Thank you to all at Komshe and Klub Dvoristance for organising a wonderful evening at such a cool venue along the banks of the Sava in Savamala last Thursday evening. And thank you to HMA Denis Keefe, Mrs Kate Keefe and Mrs Tracy Gallagher from the British Embassy … Continue reading belgradestreets at klub dvoristance

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 (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

Promocija knjige Belgradestreets u Dvorištancetu, cetvrtak, 23.7 od 19h

For more details click visit Klub Dvoristance on Facebook Thank you all my good friends at Komshe for organising this! Copies of belgradestreets can be obtained in bookstores and online from Komshe, for other outlets a further details can be found here.

bfvc’s thirsty thursday meets belgradestreets!

Thrilled to announce that that the team at the Belgrade Foreign Visitor's Club have decided to combine their popular "Thirsty Thursday Event" with my exhibition at Klub Dvoristance this Thursday evening, 23 July at 19:00 . Do hope you can come and thanks again to Dimitrije and Branko and all their colleagues at Komshe!

Promocija knjige Belgradestreets u Dvorištancetu

Join me next Thursday evening, 23 July at 19:00 at Klub Dvoristance, Brace Krsmanovica 14, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia to see Belgrade through my eyes courtesy of Klub Dvoristance and publishers Komshe. Would be great to see you there! Now thrilled to announce that that the team at the Belgrade Foreign Visitor's Club have decided to combine their … Continue reading Promocija knjige Belgradestreets u Dvorištancetu

recycled doors

This week’s DP weekly photo challenge https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/door/
was simply “door”.

Indulge me then for reposting my own post from October 2012 featuring some of my favourite doors of Belgrade?

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Kalemegdan park hosts exhibitions of blown up photographs on the terrace that overlooks the Sava.

Right now there are three such displays.

A series of outstanding images from Moscow.

A captivating collection of images depicting each state of the USA.

And, for me, the best, a series of images of doors of Belgrade…

…which got me thinking…

So, a quick check back through my collection unearthed my selection of doors from belgradestreets.

Here are six of my own favourites.

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