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?

british society of serbia

  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 … Continue reading british society of serbia

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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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 … Continue reading airport books…

kalemegdan revisited

“A day will come when there will be no battlefields, but markets opening to commerce and minds opening to ideas.” ― Victor Hugo (market stalls, kalemegdan, belgrade) (for lucile's photo 101 rehab) *shot with nikon d700 and 70-200mm f/4 lens, various settings, at peace*

belgradestreets at klub dvoristance

(Photos courtesy of Ivan Kovanović from Komshe) Thank you to all at Komshe and Klub Dvoristance for organising a wonderful evening at such a cool venue along the banks of the Sava in Savamala last Thursday evening. And thank you to HMA Denis Keefe, Mrs Kate Keefe and Mrs Tracy Gallagher from the British Embassy … Continue reading belgradestreets at klub dvoristance

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! Now thrilled to announce that that the team at the Belgrade Foreign Visitor's Club have decided to combine their … Continue reading Promocija knjige Belgradestreets u Dvorištancetu

roy g. biv

Each week I take part in the DP WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, and post here and on my other blogs belgianstreets and andytownend.  The challenge this week was to incorporate all the colours of the rainbow.  My posts on the other two blogs each had an Australian flavour. In responding to a comment from my … Continue reading roy g. biv

pride and joy

So thrilled today to receive my very own copy of my second book featuring my images of Belgrade. Thank you Dimitrije and Branko at Komshe! And happy to let you know that an event in Belgrade to promote the book and exhibit some of my photos is being planned for this Summer. Watch this space … Continue reading pride and joy

force(s) of nature

“women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea” ― robert a heinlein (jastrebać) this cat, once became famous he was electrocuted and later, celebrated the photo almost triggered an international incident he was a force of nature (for wordpress weekly photo challenge - … Continue reading force(s) of nature