Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The not that young Saint Peter

 churches bear the name St Peter "something". This is one is the protestant Young St Peter's church. Young, because it is the youngest of the 3. Young being pretty relatives, as parts of the crypt date back to St Colomban, a small 7th century chapel. As I said, "young" is relative, not only for churches.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Smoking hot!

Yesterday, I went to the mid-sized town of Offenburg, 25 km away, in Germany. They had a "hamburger fish market". The hamburgers were citizens of Hamburg, far up north, no meat anywhere around... lol
Smoked mackerel and potato salad... Heavenly.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Friday, 19 October 2018

Weekend in black and white

Should you so lucky to travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, you might see this, just before landing, the orthodox Alexander Nevski cathedral.
More b&w here.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Lonicera japonica

Aka Japanese honeysuckle. So pretty, I wish there would be more of them here

Wednesday, 17 October 2018


Sunday morning, no wind, no boats, no water birds (still sleeping?), perfect reflection.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Indian summer

While storm Leslie ravages Portugal and parts of Spain, we enjoy a warm summer day. In October.  While 2/3 of France is fast turning into a desert, no rain for many months...

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

A national treasure

Roger Siffer, singer (in French, Alsatian and German)., radio guy, humorist, activist, owner of an old sauerkraut factory, now a theater/cabaret/restaurant. Former neighbor. One of the most famous Alsatians worldwide, after Tomi Ungerer. Here, his first LP, Follig (folks) Song, 1972.

Monday, 8 October 2018

A Monday Mural

The completed (?) mural I watched Dan23 creating 2 weeks ago. It says: free your heart, free yourself from your fears.
More here.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Quai des Bateliers

Very unusual decoration... I couldn't any information about it. Anyone knows?

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Friday, 5 October 2018

Wedding photo shoot in black and white

Ciao! Last Tuesday, during my customary visit to the Duomo in Milan, I came upon this couple, surrounded by a small army of people armed with professional looking photo gear. Some celebs? I don't know But I'm wishing them a happy life! And no, this is not Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise!
More b&w here, as usual.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

While strolling aimlessly through the streets of Milan, I came upon this absolute gem. I'll show you more...later

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A Monday Mural, on Tuesday, for a change

Ciao from Milano, Italia. A delayed Monday mural, as I was travelling the whole day yesterday.
An antifascist mural near Milano Lambrate train station, as Italy is turning very unfortunately into a fascist regime, in my opinion. Until there is a change in government, as usual in Italy... 61 governments since 1945...
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Monthly theme day: change

Change... Well, the weather is definitely changing, no more sweltering heat, I even started wearing socks again, believe or not! No more sandals this year.
Anyway, you may notice the part about me being an eternal nomad on my header pic. Therefore, as I have a little CHANGE, and as I need a CHANGE, I'm going to Italy tomorrow, for a few days. Gonna start my Christmas shopping early for a CHANGE, instead of the usual last minute run...
More CDP theme day pics and posts here

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Sunny Palais U

The Palais Universitaire, old imperial university, neo-Renaissance building, built by the Germans between 1879 and 1884. The architect, Otto Warth, was very inspired by Italy.
Nowadays, it still is the main university building, largely administrative for the 64000 students. This weeks, it is hosting a musical event, based on 80es music.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Wild wild west

A few meters from the Vietnamese I posted yesterday, a free bluegrass/country concert. More my type of music.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Việt Nam

I recently went to a fair, which had, among many others things, Vietnamese handicraft, music, dance and food. As a lover of things Asian , I couldn't miss this! Lots of things I love about the country, the people, the culture, the food... The music? Guess you have to be used to it.
And I love the fact that they threw both French and American invaders out! Well done, Viet Nam!

Monday, 24 September 2018

A Monday Mural, by Dan23

There is a small zoo in town, but without zebras... So far!
3 days... Dan23, the most prolific street artist in town, started this mural last Friday. It was supposed to be finished by Sunday, but we had a massive wind storm yesterday (Florence was here). So... I didn't have the time to check on it today, but I'll show you the entire mural... next week.
And this is Dan himself, nice guy. He has the city's permission to paint wherever he likes, which I think is pretty unique, in this rather conservative town!
His website is here, and there is a lengthy and very interesting interview here. Both are in french, you might need (or not) a translation tool.
More exciting Monday Murals here, in Sami's very colourful world.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Oh look, Mum, I'm in the telly!

Finally famous!
Just kidding, at this year's big vintage fair. It's like going back to 1985...
... and eatlier

Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Assault rifle on front. Well, this is Strasbourg as well, as France is subjected to terrorist attacks. Groups of at least 3 soldiers, always patrolling.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Um mural para segunda-feira

Aka a monday mural, seen in Faro, Portugal. Maybe inspired by China Mieville's books. Perdido Station could look like this, in my mind anyway.
More here

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Route 66

Well, we have a Route 67 here, aka the Route des vins, vineyard road. French departements have a name, and also a number. Strasbourg is the capital city of the Bas Rhin (lower Rhine) departement, or 67.
This is something else. During the 86th European Trade Fair, right here, right now, they organised a route 66 exhibition.Et voila. Enjoy your tomato soup.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


It's always good to go back to Amsterdam! Well, I'm biased, as I lived there...
From left to right: St Nicolas church, the central tourist office, and the wonderful Centraal train station.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Een maandagmuur

Another Monday, another mural... Just came back from a lovely weekend in the also lovely cities of Delft ans Haarlem. And good old Amsterdam, where I found this, at the entrance of the Centraal Station metro station.
MMM (more Monday murals) right.....HERE!

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Ready to take over!

You never really know what's under your feet... Cables, water (there in a underground lake under the cathedral!), rats, tunnels... Or animals, ready to take over your balcony!

Post 777, which is also my favorite wide-body plane. Just saying. Carry on.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

O Brazil

One of my top favorite restaurants in town! Their feijoada is to die for. Just... Sleep with your windows wide open, should you have it at night...

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

A belated and shortsighted Monday mural...

Yep, that's me alright! Robert le miro has been my nickname during my young years... Miro is french slang for shortsighted, or someone wearing glasses. And yep, I'm Robert, I've been wearing glasses since the age of 3, well over 50 years.
And no, I'm not related to the other guy... Or to Joan Miro (wonder if he was wearing glasses???)
More colourful Monday Murals at Sami's.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Resistance is futile.

It's back to school today in France, for millions of kids! Thousands of teachers started last week, to prepare classes, do paperwork, to prepare themselves... Shocking news: smartphones are forbidden in all schools from today! Oh well, guess kids will have to use their heads instead.