zoran živković

andy townend

‘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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cover art

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge was to imagine the cover of a favourite book, album or magazine. In a curious twist of fate, this coincided with a new edition of my book going on sale in bookshops across Belgrade, so please forgive this unashamed plug for my work... I never imagined this would be possible … Continue reading cover art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

“Life is an endless cycle of souls, swirling along the path of the universe, being reborn, but never truly dying before being reborn again. As long as this cycle continues, we will never really die.” ― Ameila Wolfe This is my contribution to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress. Photos … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

This photo was the first I posted to Instagram, way back in the fall of 2011. It reminds me of the first walk I took on belgradestreets. Walking in the snow and ice from the Hotel Mr President opposite the bus station, past the railway station and then up the slope of Nemanjina. Little did … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

"What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?” ― John Milton This is my response to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.

time to stand?

During a walk full of reflection, sorrow, fear for the future, I came across this sculpture. The faces cried out to me. I felt their pain, their anguish, their fear for the future, their loss. The words on the plaque read: "To Jewish victims of Nazi genocide in Belgrade and Serbia 1941 - 1944. People … Continue reading time to stand?

срећна нова година

I would like to send a huge thank you to every one of you who has followed, commented on and liked belgradestreets through 2013 I wish every one of you a safe and happy New Year wherever it takes you... More to come from belgradestreets in 2013 Andy


"To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon; To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves; To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets" - Dejan Stojanovic Images captured on a late Summer evening with my Olympus OM10 and 100 ASA black and white film.