Friday, January 30, 2009
Here in Austria, most of winter (or maybe year?...) there are actually no parts of a day. No dawn, morning, or afternoon and time runs only in clocks. This is a random day example, taken yesterday. I could make the same for the most of a month's days.
First foto, taken about 11.30'
17.30' (after a perfect day, the night came to give people rest)
(Unfortunately I lost yesterday's 10.30 foto. No problem, here is today's 10.30 foto. : ) )
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Halcyon days is a very interesting and pleasant weather condition, usually taking place in the last couple of weeks of January. A few warm days, in the heart of winter.
The name derives from a very interesting myth
and in practice, it is an ideal chance for people to enjoy some moments out in the open, before winter returns.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Bear with me for the last of the Serbian posts. A walk around frozen Belgrade.
Walking towards the city center
Visual proof of Christmas
Graffiti detail + urban detail
Inside Kalemegdan park
A house overlooking Danube river
How could it be, such a beautiful place without a castle? Bloody monarchs!
Outdoor military museum in Kalemegdan
No appetite for war under such temperatures
The confluence of the Sava river into the Danube
More sightseeing... Here's Saint Sava's Cathedral, largest Orthodox church in the world
and a quick look on the impressive interior
which is still under construction
A walk in a colorful flea market
to get some local tastes back home
And as the night falls
keep on walking
because temperature is falling too!
Dedicated to my dear friend B.
Monday, January 5, 2009
This is a short tour around the snowy city of Novi Sad.
From Belgrade to Novi Sad
Over the bridge and the breath-taking view
and across the frozen fields
you arrive at Novi Sad.
Across the road
through the park
and the path
along Danube river, on the opposite bank of the Petrovaradin fortress.
Walking towards the fortress
via Beogradska street
and through the snowy alleys
entering the fortress site.
Getting a good view of Danube
a good view of Novi Sad
and then back towards the hotel
to get prepared for a chilly Christmas night-out.
Either you look up
you get a warm, welcoming feeling, despite the freezing temperatures of December.