Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Vox box office

Vox seems to be a common name for older cinemas. This one was built in the 30es, renovated in 2015. 6 screens, with the latest technology.
On today: Blade Runner 2049, the latest Kingsman movie, the Lego movie, Coexist (french), Mozart's Enchanted Flute, It...

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The bubble guy

I read somewhere that he is a syrian refugee, trying to build a new life. May the force be with him!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Imagine that!

Wow! A kid without cell phone, Iphone, or other pads! A kid with a BOOK!!! Amazing.There is hope, my friends!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Al cinema

Last summer, I was very happy to be able to spend 24 hours in the italian city of Genova. And I fell in love with, again. Vibrant, multicultural seaside port.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Bring the chevy to the...

... vintage fair I went to yesterday! A feast for my eyes, this 65 Malibu!
Many other wondrous and/or wonderful things and people to be seen.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Friday, 6 October 2017

Big baby!!!

Table football, or in french: babyfoot, or baby, pronounced bahby. This is the the biggest baby I've ever seen!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Pink sandstone

Once upon a time, the cathedral, our Lady of Strasbourg, used to be pink. Pink sandstone, from the nearby Vosges mountain range. You can guess what happened: smoke during the last few centuries, pollution, weather, pigeons... She is rather dark now, a dirty greyish-brown. Cleaning the stone is never ending work... You can see the original color in the faces. Pink she was, pink she will be again, one day.
This was all carved on site 700-800 years ago. Totally amazing craftsmanship!!!!!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

I want to ride my...

With 330 km of cycle paths, almost 200 miles, Strasbourg is France's most "cycleable" town! Hurrah!!!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Theme day: sensual

Is it a mermaid??? I saw this... creature a few months ago in Colmar, posing "sensually" with it's ducks..
No, I swear it's not a selfie, lol!
Right, you guessed it, it is theme day again, and here are the other entries.
And sorry for the bad quality of this cropped to death photo!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

4742

I went to a forum about migrants this morning.
4742. The number of migrants who lost their lives in the Med last year. But they are others as well:

Friday, 29 September 2017

This is not a cuckoo clock!

Wrong side of the river Rhine, aka the german border. No: this is a cock clock.
Btw, the cock is a very french (aka the occupiers) symbol. It is the only animal who sings, with both feet in the merde. Old joke, sorry for that.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

VéloSoleX

As quintessentially french as the 2 CV Citroen... I'd love to have one! I would probably ride it, a beret on my head, a baguette under my arm, a bottle of red wine... Aaah, where to put the camembert???
Anyway, I was surprised to find out that many made their ways to the US.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Inquinamento

Inquinamento, pollution in italian. Seen in Genova, Italy, 2 months ago. Big port, big pollution.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Many rivers to cross...

Well, not quite Venice, but still... A few rivers in town: the mighty Rhine, the Ill, the Bruche, the Aar, and countless canals. And bridges.
Quite popular with "river people" (some even from as far as Australia! lol), some come and go, some others stay.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Making flammekueche

Alsatian flammekueche, french tarte flambée, german Flammenkuchen, is a absolutely delicious local speciality. A then dough, covered with a mixture of cottage cheese and sour cream (some add a little white wine to the the mixture, and/or nutmeg), sprinkled with onion, bacon bits. A few minutes in a very hot oven, et voila! You can add mushrooms, cheese, and so on, or skip the onions and bacon, and replace them with fruits, Nutella, whatever tickles your fancy. I'll stick the previous, aka "traditionnelle".
And here is what it looks like (this one with cheese):

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Presqu'île André Malraux

Named after a french novelist, art theorist and France's first culture minister. Formerly a shipyard, the area  hosts now a shipping mall, 31-screens cinema, the central library, many restaurants, student housing, hundreds of swans, muskrats...
Oh, and don't forget to click here for more weekend reflections!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Autumn

The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,
And on old Hiems' thin and icy crown

An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds
Is, as in mockery, set. The spring, the summer,
The childing autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries, and the mazed world,
By their increase, now knows not which is which.

William Shakespeare

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

6 AM

Early morning in Strasbourg, so quiet, so silent... Best time of the day. OK, you'll have to get up early, but it's worth it.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Imperial!

When you go to Amsterdam, forget the coffee bars, forget the red light district, forget the tulips (in september: none, nada). But go to the Imperial Museum! Better known through it's unpronounceable dutch name, de Rijks museum. Specially with the absolutely shitty weather I had last week!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

There are things I just don't do.

Like taking photos in toilets... Well, until now, that is! I spent a few days in Amsterdam, where I stayed in a brand new hostel. I usually don't do hostels (anymore), but this was so conveniently close to where I wanted to go... Anyway, the public toilet. I was alone, lol.
By the way, me ladies, the thing on the side is an urinal, what we call un pissoir.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Betty is back in town!

And, boom, I'm off for a few days, going to a cheesy country full of windmills . C ya!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Francis, looking up

I don't go to the cathedral as often as I did once. You might know that France is still in a state of emergency, due do terrorist attacks. At the cathedral, you have now controls, restricted opening times, long to very long queues (tourists!). Last sunday, surprise; no queue!!! So, let's go in! Well, there was a mass, so no going around. Found my old mate (saint) Francis, just standing there, staring at something. What do you see, Francesco???

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Last of summer

Well, summer of 2017 is a thing from the past now. We skipped september to go straight to november.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Weekend in black and white

When you're like me keeping your nose always, sometimes yiu find the strangest things...
More B and W here.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Child's play street

Child's Play Street, part of 2 recently pedestrianized streets, and decorated by their inhabitants. Very nice job!!!
As usual here, the street's name is in french and alsatian.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Let's talk about revolution!

Have a comfortable seat, have a drink, and let's talk about revolution!

Seen at the Catholic Student Club, aka FEC (hello to all irish! LOL)....... I'm NOT a member there!!!