What do we see when we look inside? And those inside, what do they see? Can we ever see what is there? Or do we see what we need to see, what we want to see? This is my response to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.
Grids, lines, patterns, symbolism. Symmetry. Asymmetry. Lone man steps out. Open bins. Closed shutters. Circular balconies. Private boxes for the Kalemegdan show? Sorrowful eyes behind mosaic bars. Windows to the soul. Dvojka, chariot of the gods. These are belgradestreets.
Snow will soon return to belgradestreets. A final post for November. Scenes from one of my favourite spots on belgradestreets. The street crossing that leads from Kalemegdan through Knez Mihaila to the very heart of the city. The pavement tables are (mostly) tucked away now for the winter. Today the warm weather feels as if … Continue reading winter approaches
Continuing my weekend 'Novi Beograd" theme here are just four images which I hope capture the feel of the long wide, windswept 'bulevar's of Novi Beograd. Exciting new future, modern, full of hope and the desire to grow. Or an experiment in urban planning, which commenced in 1948? Has it worked? I will explore my … Continue reading bulevar milutina milankovića
This weekend, I had another encounter with a security guard. On this occasion he was friendly and welcoming. I took the tram across to Novi Beograd as I had decided that it was about time for a post from that part of town. It was cold and wet, dark clouds scudding across the sky, leaves … Continue reading terazije?
A street that, like many in Belgrade, has been known by many names. Bulevar Oslobođenja (Boulevard of the Liberation) and then Bulevar Revolucije (Boulevard of the Revolution). In the late 1990s, the name was switched back to its earlier form. Or simply "the bulevar" The history of the street's name a pointer to Belgrade's rich … Continue reading bulevar kralja aleksandra
Most cities now offer an open bus tour of their key sites. Often an adapted red London bus. I've taken them myself, in San Francisco, Vienna... Yet, in my opinion, the best way to see a city is often to take a ride on public transport. Only two weeks ago, on the eve of the … Continue reading a tram ride around belgradestreets
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
"Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would be he of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This city now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky; … Continue reading stari savski most