yugotours

Great piece from Guy de Launey on the BBC. Brutality concrete of old Yugoslavia inspires new generation. Want to know more about the life on the streets of Belgrade? Why not check out more of the great content here on belgradestreets or ask for the book in your local bookstore or from Komshe Publishing?

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 … Continue reading farewell wordpress wpc

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 … Continue reading Banja Koviljača

trio

'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

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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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!

on the way

“though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.” ― bob marley (road to jastrebać mountain) (for wordpress weekly photo challenge - on the way) *shot with iphone 4 and edited in aperture 3 and analog efex pro 2, the way was long and hard* on the way with andytownend on the way … Continue reading on the way

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 (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 … Continue reading wall

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 walk alone the bulevar of, broken dreams what comes, around comes... (for wordpress weekly photo challenge, symmetry) (and lucile's … Continue reading symmetry