Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ONE BEAUTIFUL DAY

I'M BACK :-)

Yes, I was absent for a long time. This was a period full of celebrations, slavas, birthdays... Christmas was wonderful. We celebrate ours on January 7 (Othodox Christmas), then there was the Orthodox New Year (we celebrate New Year twice :-), and, also, I was working on all sorts of things.

A few days ago, my Love and I had a day just for ourselves, and we decided to go for a walk. After some time, we started craving for something sweet and I knew just the place. 

In Kragujevac, there is this place called ''Peron''. It means ''Platform'' in English (I know,  it sounds more romantic in  Serbian). Anyway, it is a work of art. A very romantic place which possesses that  shabby charm we all love so much. It takes you on a wonderful voyage to the past. And you want to go, in this town's personal time machine.




The owner placed two wagons on several rails that he brought to the town's square. You see on this picture that he even put gravel on the rails. Isn't it great? :-) And the closed wagon is expanded on the left side, but unfortunately I didn't take photos of that part. Well, there's always next time, right? :-)


 

The sign says ''Pancakery"




This wagon was added long after the first one, and since it's open, people sit here in the summer.




That's my sweetie, in his lumberjack style. :-) I love that smile. The atmosphere was wonderful. It was cozy and warm, and there were sweet aromas in the air. As you can all see, they decided to put a shabby suitcase above each desk, on this iron mesh... thingy... A brilliant idea, if you ask me. :-) The Christmas decorations are still there, and I love that. The whole town is still in the Christmas mood!


  

I barely sat down, when my man took a photo of me. It's a bit blurry. There are even more blurry pictures here, sorry about that. This hat is one of my favorites, and I made it. Well, I added the beads, to be more exact. It was plain red hat, and I made it more fun.


                           

  
And these are our pancakes. We call them palańćinke (palachinkas) These are with cream and ground cookies called ''Plazma". When I prepare them at home, I sometimes add bananas, or put some marmalade. But mostly it's light chocolate and vanilla cream... My favorite cream is ''Eurocrem''! It's one of the best Serbian brands.

I'll add the recipe for the pancakes in my next post. :-)



This pretty wreath was next to us, and you can all see the look from the window. Sorry about the picture quality. I kinda like it smudged like this.




There are some pretty lights, and old photos on the wall. Outside, you can see the sign of the hotel ''Kragujevac".




 These are the empty seats next to us.



Now, this picture is like penicillin. A mistake that ended with: "Eureka"! These are two giant trees decorated with lights, and as I was trying to take a photo, I couldn't stop shaking because I was laughing so hard. I keep staring at it and admiring. Just like in real life, when you do something and you think: "Oh, God, that was totally wrong. A genuine stupidity." And it turns out perfectly. It shows us the side of life that turns out to be the beauty that was hidden and misjudged all along. That's one of the beautiful things about living. I think God has a wonderful sense of humor. Among other things... :-)


Hugs to you all! :-)


 

12 comments:

  1. Welcome back after all your holiday celebrations. Those train cars look like a wonderful place to enjoy a yummy treat!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Mary Alice, I've missed so many great posts from my fellow bloggers! :-) And I haven't been writing for a long time. I missed that, too! :-)

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  2. That looks like a wonderful Christmas! Love that picture of you in the hat! Too cute!
    Sherry

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    1. Ah, it was! :-D Thank you, Sherry! I'm blushing here...

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  3. Welcome back! Glad to hear that your holidays were good. It's interesting to see how different things are where you live. I've never seen pancakes like those before. They look more like a pastry to me. Our pancakes have butter and maple syrup on them. Every culture has their own style of food. The restaurant you ate at looks so charming. It looks like a train, I guess. I thought it was interesting too that the Christmas decorations are still up. I bet it's very festive where you live.

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    1. Kelly, I love American pancakes! Unfortunately I haven't tried them with maple syrup. Our butter is also quite different, so when I prepare your pancakes I put chocolate, cream or marmalade. Serbian pancakes are soft and quite delicate. :-) Glad you like the pancakery. It does look like a train. :-) And yes, it is very festive here. :-) We start with decorating before the Catholic Christmas, and we finish with it in the week after the Orthodox New Year. :-)

      Hugs

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  4. Katarina, it's good to have you back! You and your sweetie make such a cute couple! The restaurant is absolutely charming! Thanks for taking pictures of it. I love to see photos of where other people live!

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. I'm blushing! :-) If you like this place, you will definitely like our old house of sweets called ''Heart''. I hope I'll post it soon. :-)

      Hugs

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  5. So romantic! The pancakes look amazing, and the pics of you two are adorable!
    Susan

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I'm glad you like it! (Blushing)

      Hugs! :-)

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  6. How neat. Thank you for sharing your culture with us. Those pancakes are huge. And they look so yummy. I like your fuzzy pictures and especially the squiggly trees.

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Amanda! :-) I like the word squiggly!

      Hugs!

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