The Weblog Goes Visual!

I’ve owned a digital camera for more than two years, and I’ve had this blog for more than half a year, and finally I’ve figured out how to put them together. To mark the occasion, I’ve selected a photo (above) that I shot in the parliament building in Belgrade a day after it was stormed by protesters demanding the removal of Slobodan Milosevic. The graffitti, which is in Serbian, calls on Milosevic to perform a particular sexual act upon himself.

While we’re on the subject, the picture that’s below is of a ransacked perfume shop owned by Milosevic’s much-hated son, Marko, who was known for the fast cars he drove and the spectacular crashes he got into with them. The graffitti suggests that he perform the previously-mentioned sexual act upon his father.

Author: Peter Maass

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1983, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I went to Brussels as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal/Europe. I left the Journal in 1985 to write for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, covering NATO and the European Union. In 1987 I moved to Seoul, South Korea, where I wrote primarily for The Washington Post. After three years in Asia I moved to Budapest to cover Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I spent most of 1992 and 1993 covering the war in Bosnia for the Post.