Friday, 13 December 2019

More tea, vicar?

One of my favorite tea shops in Strasbourg. Very close to the catholic seminary. Tea, vicars?
More weekend black and white photos here.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

12 nights before...

The town looks beautiful, but far far too crowded. Over 2 million tourist expected over the holidays...

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

River fortress...

Strasbourg is a fortress right now. We've had a terrorist attack last year during the Christmas market, a guy killed 5 people. So, the city center, an island in the river Ill, is secured. Thousands of police, army, other guards in town. Most bridges are closed, to enter the center, you have to open your bags and coats. Queuing up to 15 minutes. 3 weeks to go. This is one of the few access points.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Um mural de segunda-feira

A Mexican-themed restaurant in Olhao, Algarve, southern Portugal.
More Monday Murals here, as usual.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

City Daily Photo theme day

The theme today is: rainbow. Photo taken on a ferry between Italy and Spain.
Many more rainbows here.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Tomi did it

A statue, by our most famous strasbourgeois, Tomi Ungerer, who died a few months ago. More about him here.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

L'écluse/the lock

Tourist boat leaving the lock in the Petite France, the old historical centre. The wooden barracks are part of the Christmas market.

Monday, 25 November 2019

Saturday, 23 November 2019

A weekend reflection

Well, this is not Strasbourg... I've been going to Venice since the early 80 es, just love the place, it's almost my second home. I speak veneto, the local dialect, and that helps!
Anyway, more weekend reflections from all over the world right...here.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

La gare

Originally a 19th century building, built by Germans, nowadays covered by an UFO-like glass thinggy

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Parc Monceau

Paris. I used to live just 20 meters to the park's main entrance, in the mid-eighties. During my first foray into international cooperation and development. I love to go back now and then...

Monday, 18 November 2019

A Monday Mural

Finished, not finished...The idea Europe is something that needs to be built, rebuilt, improved...
More Monday Murals here.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Weekend in black and white

One week till Christmas...Well, one week to the Christmas market anyway, aka Christkindelsmarik, the 450th year in a row. Not bad! Since 1570, every single year. You can find the program here, in French, German and English
More black and white here, as usual every weekend.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Imperial?

An old sign ar the Commerce Chamber. Looks imperial to me, but whIch empire, The French or the German one???

Monday, 11 November 2019

A Monday Mural

A very old photo, from when I was living in Barcelona. I was sometimes going up "north" , to the very south of France. I never stayed in this camping (many nice hotels in Argeles), but I really like what they did here.
More Monday Mural here.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Weekend in black and white

The island of San Michele, in the Venice laguna, halfway between Fondamenta Nuove and Murano The whole island is actually Venice's graveyard. The statue is called la chiatta di Dante, or Dante's gondola, by Russian sculptor Georgy FrangulyanIt depicts Dante and Virgil, going to the afterlife.
More b&w here

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

It's official!

See the tall tower behind the tree? Just elected as the most beautiful french cathedral, beating the one in Reims. Well, at least on Facebook...Nevertheless, big party there on Saturday!

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Thursday, 31 October 2019

City daily photo theme day: brown

Originally pink, the cathedral's stones turned brown, or even grey, over many centuries of pollution. Still beautiful though.
More theme day photos here

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Place Kleber

Our main square, complete Starbucks, Apple, bretzel shop, bookshop, underwear shop... Wonder if people actually live here...

Monday, 28 October 2019

It's official!

The early big (a good deal taller than the one on Times Square, New York!!!) Christmas tree has arrived this morning. Looks shabby? Wait till they're finished with it!
It's official: the Christmas season has started in Strasbourg.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Friday, 25 October 2019