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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

andy townend

‘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 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 

  

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!

roy g. biv

saving nemo

saving nemo

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 friend Lucile, I observed that I would be hard pressed to find an Australian hook for a post here on belgradestreets.

I was wrong as this post, which features street art from Vukov Spomenik, proves. Nemo, of course, spent a great deal of time in Sydney Harbour.

It is indeed a small, connected, world.

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – roy g. biv)
(for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)
*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor af-s 50mm f/1.4G lens at ISO200, f/4.5 and 1/100s, no edits, found connection*

roygbiv from andytownend

roygbiv on belgianstreets

pride and joy

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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 and thank you for following belgradestreets!

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

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(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 – forces of nature)

*shot with iphone 4 and edited in aperture 3 with help from a lada niva, some rope and a shot of šljivovica*

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