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!!!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Photographing the photographer

Wehey, it's theme day!!!Well, somewhere it's already September 1st...
 Click here to see more!
OK, 3 photos...

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Don't forget!

September 1st: CDP theme day! Photographing photographers. I guess selfie makers do count...

Monday, 28 August 2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saving the cathedral!

Right. There was that guy making bubbles. Big bubbles, really bis ones. So, I waited, ready to kill any bubble big enough to take the cathedral (in the background) away! Or a kid.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Ettlinger Tor

A pirate ship (below) in a shopping mall in Karlsruhe, medium-sized german city nearby

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A reflection on changing camera

Unfortunately, I had to buy a new camera, as my old DSRL doesn't recognize RGB (colors red, green and blue) anymore. Boohoo!
So, first trial with my new Panasonic Lumix TZ80. Very happy with it for the moment, despite of a steep learning curve.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Breaktime

Some colorful bikers in need of the break, this afternoon in Strasbourg. You'll never see me wearing anything like that!!!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The little shop of...

I think they are reconverted fishtraps, some of them turned into lamps. In the little town of Cefalù, on the sicilian north coast

Monday, 14 August 2017

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Il Galeone Neptune

So, I travelled a bit... Does this ship look familiar? You might have seen it in the 1985 Roman Polanski movie "Pirates". A reproduction from a spanish galleon, you can now visit it in the port of Genova, Italy. 6 euros.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Early morning at the train station

Hi there. Back after a longer hiatus, was very busy, and travelled a little, mostly to Paris and Italy, north and south.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

2 minutes...

... before the storm. Well, not much of a downpour, mostly lighting. One of them hit a house on the right side of this photo, smoke, firemen, a little rain, the whole shebang.

Anyway, don't forget to click here to see more of Skywatch Friday!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Little Venice

Half an hour away, the pretty town of Colmar, with a few canals, therefore they called Petite Venise.
Colmar if the birthplace of a Monsieur Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, an important man for US of A, as he build the statue of Liberty

Thursday, 1 June 2017