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.

Бадње вече

"Vatra plama bolje nego igda, prostrta je slama ispred ognja, prekršćeni na ognju badnjaci; puške puču, vrte se peciva, gusle gude, a kola pjevaju, s unučađu đedovi igraju, po tri pasa vrte se u kola, sve bi reka jednogodišnici; sve radošću divnom naravnjeno. A što mi se najviše dopada, što svačemu treba nazdraviti!" "The Mountain … Continue reading Бадње вече

easter in belgrade

Men stand to the right Women stand to the left. Bowing and crossing themselves. The clacking sound of the klepalo replacing the bells during this time of sadness and reflection. The priest strides back and forth swinging incense among the faithful. The soft susurration of the priests chanting, haunting and contemplative. The icons look down. … Continue reading easter in belgrade

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Cultures collide Culture corrupts Culture consoles Culture captivates Culture is incandescent... "The time to hesitate is through No time to wallow in the mire Try now we can only lose And our love become a funeral pyre Come on baby, light my fire..." Lyrics from "Light my fire" by The Doors This is my response … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Forward. Progress. Reflect on what matters. One step forward, two back? Sometimes, to move forward, we need to look back, reflect, think about what really matters. And then, when we know, celebrate what we believe in. Will we celebrate the mirror, or what we see reflected in it? This is my response to the latest … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

novo groblje

The dead are never alone on belgradestreets. These images were captured during a walk around belgradestreets this weekend. I had heard much about the "new cemetery" and decided it was time to visit. Not one cemetery but a complex of interlinked resting places. The cemetery opened in 1886 after that in Tašmajden closed and is … Continue reading novo groblje

господска улица

the first of a few posts I plan featuring the streets of Zemun, just a short bus ride along the Danube from belgradestreets... a poster at the end of the street reads "this street has always been renowned for its merchants' shops and houses of the distinguished Zemun inhabitants of the 18th and 19th century, … Continue reading господска улица

sime markovića

Four weeks ago, I set off on a road trip across Europe. The night before I left, I enjoyed one of my favourite meals, mešano meso, šopska salata and a chilled local beer (or was it two?). I chose to sit at one of the tables in the street outside the ? kafana, also one … Continue reading sime markovića

cara dušana

Cara Dušana is, for the #2 tram, a little like the home straight on a race track. A good long stretch, tree-lined, without too many curves, a tram can build up a good head of steam. If only the track wasn't under repair. I admire the workers on the line this weekend, temperatures hovering around … Continue reading cara dušana