“Look: the trees exist; the houses we dwell in stand there stalwartly. Only we pass by it all, like a rush of air. And everything conspires to keep quiet about us, half out of shame perhaps, half out of some secret hope.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies This is my contribution to the latest … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure!
It is hard, perhaps insulting, to write about tragedy from a distance. Words are of no help to those who are struggling on a daily basis with the simple business of staying alive. People without power, without water to drink. People without homes, their lives torn asunder by the elements. This post is a tribute … Continue reading поплаве
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke This is my response to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. In 1970, Australian educator, journalist and politician Irina Dunn created the phrase by scribbling it on two bathroom doors: one at Sydney University where she was then a student, and the other at Soren's Wine Bar in Woolloomooloo. This post is not about women, … Continue reading woolloomooloo
Daily Prompt: Three Letter Words
In a singular view of this world coined by Andy Warhol everyone could perhaps be world-famous during a period of fifteen minutes. This post is my response to today's daily prompt by WordPress to write an entire post without resorting to using three letter words. It is also a post to report that this week … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Three Letter Words
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 … Continue reading recycled doors
i hope to get out on the streets and return to my blog's theme this weekend yet I couldn't let the weather of the last two days pass me by without some comment twice in succession this week belgradestreets were blasted with powerful storms involving huge black clouds, fierce winds and torrential rain...and at almost … Continue reading stormy weather…
beton hala, the concrete hall, a former disused and run down warehouse strip running along the banks of the Sava under the gaze of Kalemegdan is poised to be a major tourist draw as belgradestreets pulls in ever more tourists destined to become a cultural and entertainment hub a short walk from the pleasures of … Continue reading beton hala
one of the first places that most visitors find quickly on belgradestreets is Kalemegdan, the "field in front of the fortress" perfectly placed at the end of Knez Mihailova and its designer shops, bookshops, bars and cafes commanding a dramatic view over the confluence (..or ušće, and its eponymous shopping mall) of the mighty Sava … Continue reading kalemegdan
300 days on belgradestreets
Today is my 300th day in Belgrade. As my flight brought me towards my new home a sea of fog hid the ground from view. The taxi journey to the city was eventful as my driver gave chase to a car that veered in front of him, stopped in the middle of the highway, gesticulating … Continue reading 300 days on belgradestreets