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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.

 

british society of serbia

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I’m very pleased to post this modest plug for my good friend Neil Howie, who amongst many other things is the Chairman of the British Society of Serbia.

Neil, and his colleagues, look forward to meeting you tomorrow at 6:00pm at the Helga Bar, Gospodar Jevremova 50, Dorcol, Belgrade.

More information can be found on the website and Facebook page of the British Society of Serbia, click, look and let Neil know if you plan to attend.

Hope you are able to attend – only sorry I can’t do so myself, but there will be another time!

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.


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airport books…

One freezing cold day in January 2011, I arrived at this airport, tired and anxious about the future

I had no idea how much my life would change because of this city, and the people who live and work there

The book was a lucky break

I will never be able to to give back what the city and the people who live there gave to me but I will never stop trying 

And thank you to Komshe for all your support 

  

close up

“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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(drawing a line, pedestrian crossing, pariska, kalemegdan)

Sometimes we all have to paint a very big line on the street.

A boundary.

And choose where we stand.

(for dp weekly photo challenge, close up)

(also for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at 160mm and ISO200, f/11 and 1/500, edited in aperture 3 and silver efex pro 2 with wet rocks filter applied, boundary set* 

Promocija knjige Belgradestreets u Dvorištancetu

Join me next Thursday evening, 23 July at 19:00 at Klub Dvoristance, Brace Krsmanovica 14, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia to see Belgrade through my eyes courtesy of Klub Dvoristance and publishers Komshe.

Would be great to see you there!

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Now 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!

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