Thursday, 22 February 2018

We Alsatians

We Alsatians are officially french. But... We have our own culture, language (taught even in university), music, food, which has almost nothing to do with things french. Therefore, we have our very own alsatian museum, interesting place which shows how different we are from the frenchies.
But... We are french!

Ok, folks, I'll be moving to a new place this weekend. As switching from cable to fibre seems to be arduous, no internet for 2 weeks or so. So, I wont be posting, actually a welcome break, as I need to spend more time at other things. C ya asap!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Petite France

A 15th century house in the Petite France area. Yep, that's over 700 years old.We have a pharmacy, open since ...1268AD! Still standing, but it is now the culture bureau, since 2000.
Will your house still stand in, let's say, 6 or 700 years?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Better than pizza delivery, or kebab, burger, and so on; port wine delivery!
OK, this is in Porto, ot Strasbourg. Although I'm a 99% teetotaller (christmas and birthdays...), I like a glas of the stuff whenever I'm in Portugal. Anyway, that's how to bring the wine from the wineyards to town, along the Douro river

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunday, 18 February 2018


We had snow again, yesterday. Well, half snow, half rain, wind, cold, real flu weather. But many cafés and restaurants still have chairs and tables outside, for the smokers. Not this one.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Let there be light

A new type of street lights appeared a few weeks ago, and I rather like it!
The weekend is as usual black and white! Click here!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

I hate winter!

I am more of a summer kind of guy! It it so cold, perfect weather for polar bears and penguins. Which makes me wonder when we'll see one of them roaming the streets of icy Strasbourg...
Oh look, there is a snow leopard! Nice coat!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Morning light

It always gives me a lift in the morning, when I watch the sun rising. I won't enjoy this view much longer, as I'm moving in 2 weeks from today. Oh well, there will be another view!

Saturday, 10 February 2018


A donation at the local Oxfam shop, where I am an occasional volunteer, time permitting.
More about Oxfam here.

The original photo, to answer Gunn's question:

Friday, 9 February 2018

Weekend in black and white. And some grey.

Earlier this week... A lot of snow this winter, much more to come! Oh well, it even snowed in my old hometown Barcelona yesterday, imagine that!
More b&w here

Thursday, 8 February 2018


One of these morning you'll  rise up singing
And you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Sunday, 4 February 2018

A weekend reflection

Beautiful and calm morning, but very cold! Perfect for a photoshoot.
More Weekend Reflections here. Enjoy!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Winter, again

We've had a few "warm" weeks, up to 14 degrees C, but winter is coming back with a vengeance, it seems. No snow yet, this photo was taken one month ago, but it shouldn't be long. NICE!

Friday, 2 February 2018


I love shooting in the sun now and then! The results are often interesting.
Feel free to visit my other blog as well! It's here.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Monthly theme day: tired

Don't you dare waking me up!
Click here to see more. Unless you're too tired, of course.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


Where do seals go to see movies? The dive-in! 
Don't miss tomorrow's CDP theme day: tired!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Time for a...

When I'm in town in the morning, I often have a bretzel for (first or second) breakfast. The kugelhopf is more of an afternoon thing. For me anyway

Monday, 29 January 2018


A brand new restaurant in town, they opened less than 3 weeks ago. Also the very first ethiopian restaurant in Strasbourg! It was closed when I passed it, but I will eat there ASAP, as I LOVE ethiopian food! Here is a link to give you an idea.
More Monday Murals here. On my photo, you might recognize the Negus, Haile Selassie, Lion of Juda, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Ethiopia, and Bob Marley, the lord of reggae.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Hurry up, human!

Can't you see my hungry eyes??? And don't forget to buy me food in that shop!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

And back to Strasbourg!

After a week about Porto... We have very high water in the river, big parts of the region are flooded. You can't walk on the 'quais" at the moment, and believe me: swimming is not an option!!!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Aeroporto do Porto

Fancy and big international airport, the 3rd I'm flying to or from on mainland Portugal.
Check out the other B&W pics on Dragonstar's very excellent blog!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Take it easy...

...take the tram! Porto is extremely hilly, lots of up and downs, leg breaking. So, take it easy!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Matosinhos praia

A day at the beach! Praia=beach, in portuguese.
Click here to see more Weekend Reflections!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

São Bento

Porto, day 2 1/2. Porto boasts the most wonderful train station... The exterior: nothing much to write home about. The interior, now that a whole other story! 20.000 azulejos tiles, not 2 the same.
More about it here.
Senhor, in the corner: SMILE!!!
And I wonder how many of the people visiting the station, actually take a train... I didn't today, but I did it before! ;-)

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

A bird's eye view on the Eiffel bridge

Hi folks, I'm in Porto, Portugal, home of the port wine!
Gustave Eiffel not only built a tower, but he was a bridge builder as well.  The Don Luis the 1st bridge, here in Porto.
I also decided to christen the seagull... He didn't fly away when I came with my camera, he seemed to want to be on the picture. So, birdie, I name you Gustave. Live long and prosper.

Monday, 15 January 2018

A monday mural

Off for a few days. I should be able to post. If not, see ya next weekend!
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

How much for that doggie in the window?

How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog, he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home
How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I read in the papers there are robbers
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark
I don't want a bunny or a kitty
I don't want a parrot that talks
I don't want a bowl of little fishies
He can't take a goldfish for a walk
How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale

Saturday, 13 January 2018


The christmas lights are still on, even in my street! Makes the town shinier, warmer, which is a good thing in this bleak january weather.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Weekend in black and white

Not Strasbourg... But still easily reachable from here. A lady, seen in Venice last spring. Nice dress, signorina!
More black and white here.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The new(est) bridge

After the road bridge, the train bridge, the pedestrian bridge: the tramway bridge. All of them across the Rhine River, and joining Strasbourg (pop. 277.000) to the german neighbor city of Kehl (pop.10.000). The tram bringing everyday about 10.000 shoppers, workers, tourists to Kehl, it gets really busy... A daily invasion. Why, will you ask? Cigarettes, tobacco, petrol, food are cheaper. And many other things are of better quality.
Me? I go there once a week, takes me half an hour.

Sunday, 7 January 2018


A pedestrian street in the city center was entirely redecorated by it's inhabitants last summer. 3 of the doors in that street.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Global warming

Real april weather, 13 degrees C, rain, flooding... And snow in Florida, north America "colder than Mars"! Despite of what some idiots may say, global warming is a FACT!!! Weather is not the same as climate!!!