Even though I really needed this time out, far away from internet access, laptops and blogging, I am so happy to be back with you here! My summer break was very family centered and apart from a few Instagrams, I kept very quiet in order to refuel my batteries and come back in full force for the busy weeks ahead.
I was such a lazy lad in Serbia, I just hung around reading a few books (I've rediscovered my passion for Agatha Christie crime stories) and rejoicing in the full force of the nature - the orchards in Serbia were brimful with grapes, apples, pears, peaches, figs, plums, the gardens offered huge ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, beans, watermelons and more. I loved the fact that I actually picked my breakfast directly from the trees, chopped the fruits and enjoyed them with fresh yoghurt. Another typical thing in Serbia is to buy fresh produce from local farmers on the roadside - this time I picked juicy figs and honey with nuts and fruits.
One very hot afternoon I spent in the city of Novi Sad in northern Serbia. The city is a picturesque open air museum on the shores of the Danube river with wonderful architecture, interesting history and a vivid urban life (however, not on 40 degrees C in the middle of the day). While strolling along the riverside, I visited a Holocaust memorial with an inscription that really touched me (see on the pic), it says: 'Remembrance is a memorial stronger than a rock. If we are humans, we must forgive. But we must not forget.'
As you see, I used my camera scarcely this time as I wanted to unwind to the max. Now I am back in full force and ready for more creative ideas, interiors, travels, inspirations with all of you. Have a happy new week!
Photography by Igor Josifovic