Imagine my surprise when late last night I received a Twitter post from someone I'm not connected to telling me that Dragoslav and his son Kosta (my husband) were written about in Friday's main Serbian newspaper, Politika. Naturally, I wondered why over 50 years after they left the country they would be in the paper. So I tweeted back asking what it was about. He sent me the link of the page inÂ Politika, which I will now share with you. If you can't read it any better than I can, you can at least look at the pictures, since most of it is pictures.
My father-in-law was a prominent architect in Serbia, then Yugoslavia, and the article was about the history of one of the buildings,Â pictured, that he designed. When I saw the article, even though I couldn't read it, I recognized immediately a resemblance to almost every single thing "Charlie" (as we called him here) made. In the detail of the roof, you can see the shade of blue his used next to the reddish orange of the roof titles. He uses those same two colors in a picture frame he made for us (which didn't really fit the room we had it it) and he also used them in decorative touches in his own house. I will attempt to upload some pictures that illustrate what I mean. Did I mention that turquoise isnt' my favorite decorating color, or did you pick that up on your own?
Above: This is the kitchen. Guess who chose the sink color. it's really a wonderful kitchen. I'd love one like it, but I'd choose different colors. I love all the storage space. The refrigerator and freezer are to the right, just outside the scope of this picture. On the other side of the wall the sink is next to is a family room with another fireplace.
Above: This is part of the dining room, and you can see through to the living room fireplace from here. The curtain was installed between the two rooms to help keep heat from escaping . Notice the footstool colors. My father-in-law made the stools. He probably picked out the chair, too. When we got this house rented, we brought the chair and the table and lamp behind it home.
Above: This is taken from a bed/bath suite upstairs, peaking into the bathroom. See the woodwork next to the toilet? Turquoise again.
I printed the article out for my husband, since he, at least, can understand it. Not only was the history of theÂ buildingÂ there, but also a lot of biographical information on my husband and father-in-law. He said it wasÂ accurate, but he was trying to figure out which source knew all that was written. We think we have finally nailed it, but we aren't sure. In the last paragraph, I'm told it says not much is known about Dragoslav. He must not have googled him. I've put lots out there myself. But I could tell more stories. Yes, I've got lots of anecdotes.