belgradestreets

andy townend captures the life and soul of belgrade, serbia

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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

Banja Koviljača

Royalties from the sales of belgradestreets in 2015 were donated to the orphanage for abandoned children, ‘Dom za decu Vera Blagojevic’ in Banja Koviljača.

I was left speechless by the two pictures that the children provided to me as a thank you.

In turn, I thank everyone who has purchased copies of my book, and my publishers at Komshe for helping make this possible.

 

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

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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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wall

“you may shoot me with your words
you may cut me with your eyes
you may kill me with your hatefulness
but still, like air
i’ll rise!”

― maya angelou

would you shoot me, if you could?

would you shoot me, if you could?

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – wall and lucile’s photo101rehab)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens, edited in aperture 3, analog efex pro 2, double exposure filter applied, beograd resurgent, never forgotten*

symmetry

“his dissonance would need, to be able to live, a magnificent illusion which would spread a veil of beauty over its own nature”

– friedrich nietzsche, the birth of tragedy, ed. r. geuss & r. speirs

broken dreams

broken dreams

walk

alone

the bulevar

of, broken

dreams

what comes, around

comes…

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge, symmetry)

(and lucile’s The Clinic – Photo Rehab)

*shot with nikon d700, edited in aperture 3, analog efex pro 2, double exposure filter and silver efex pro 2, hope filled heart, spineless*

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