Friday, 14 June 2019

Summer is coming

Indeed, but it still grey and rainy here, in the north-east of France. Soon... Get your sun cream ready, folks!
More b&w here.

Monday, 10 June 2019

A Monday Mural

Seen in Faro, Portugal, a while back.
"Bullets will kill a freedom fighter, but not his ideas". Doctor Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Murdered by the american CIA in 1967.
More Monday Murals here

Friday, 7 June 2019

Weekend in black and white

The tramway bridge over the Rhine river, joining France and Germany. The borders have long gone, fortunately.
More b&w here.

Monday, 27 May 2019

Are you losing your marbles?

Here's a refill, at the rue du jeu des enfants, children's play street, Strasbourg.

More Monday Murals here

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019

May walkabout

Well, I've been away for a few days, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice, and I obviously took hundreds of photos (so happy to live in a digital photo age).
This is my home from home, Venice, Venezia.
More reflections here

Monday, 13 May 2019

Poor Vincent!

What did they do to you!
Seen 2 hours ago on the Ponte Vecchio, in Florence, Tuscany, Italia.
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

We sell

I'm always amazed, sometimes amused, sometimes aghast by the things some are willing to buy in some ultra-tourist places... This is Michaelangelo's David in Florence, Tuscany, btw. Well, just a tiny piece of him.
Would you buy this??? I wouldn't. No way.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Weekend in black & white

Early this morning at the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Roma, la citta eterna. Tom Hanks went into some trouble there... :-)
My first time in Rome, after over 35 years... One bit of advice, maybe... AVOID THE METRO AT ALL COST!!! It is somewhere between abysmal and catastrophic, an utter disgrace.

Well, as usual, take a look at the Dragonstar's den, over there.
And you will enjoy more reflections here.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Monday Murals

 New, by local artist Dan23

 Monsanto, Total, Apple are without a doubt champions in destroying our planet. We are millions, they are just giants with clay feet
If I die, you die.

More Monday Murals here.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Weekend in black and white

I took this photo on a very chilly -close to freezing actually- April morning, at around 6.30 or 7 am, looking for coffee. In Venice. So, I guess this guy and his dog might have been going to work, in the San Polo area of town.
As St Mark is the holy patron of Venice, many many (and many more) men are called Marco. So this might well be Marco, from San Polo... Well, in San Polo anyway.
I finally found an open bar shortly after . Un espresso per piacere, Signore!

To my great joy, I'll be back there in a few days. Venezia is like home to me.

More b&w here.
And more weekend reflections here.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


The color purple= problem! I am partially color blind, so I can't really recognize purple. Not good for a photographer! Well, I'll try it anyway

This might be purple, or maybe not, you decide. I just don't know.

More purple photos on this City Daily Photo monthly purple theme day to be found here

Friday, 26 April 2019

Post 1000

The feline equivalent to internet

1000th post for this blog, many more on my other blogs. I'm fighting a blogger's block, it's getting hard. Henceforth, I will carry on posting, but less regularly. I started blogging in Dublin, in December 2006, and I need a break.
No worries, Dragonstar's b&w crew, you'll see me every Friday! You'll see me here, but not necessarily on this Strasbourg blog of mine.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

A farmhouse

Looks very old... Very often the foundation date is engraved on the lintel, but I couldn't find anything here. My  (educated) guess would be 15th century, but it could be older. From a time when Bilbo was young.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Kehl am Rhein

Our tiny neighbor city, in Germany, just across the Europa bridge, just across the Rhine river, 15 minutes from Strasbourg city center. A part of Strasbourg, from 1939 till 1953
As many things are cheaper in Germany,, cigarettes, food, cosmetics, and as Strasbourg is 30 times bigger, there always more frenchies than Germans in town. It is pretty much a bilingual town, which is very good!

Sunday, 21 April 2019

The way

As a former work zombie, I couldn't agree more... Destroy your work zombiness, and start again.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

A weekend reflection

A reflection on the Opera Bastille, the newer of the two opera houses in Paris.
More weekend reflections here.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

This way out

Leaving the island of Gozo, a few weeks ago. Gosh, I so need holidays. Again.

Monday, 15 April 2019


New from Dan23. On his Instagram account, Dan says it is about humans destroying the only planet we have.
More Monday Murals here, as usual.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Weekend reflection, with ducks

Last spring... Sorry, I mean last week! Winter is upon us once again.
Did you spot the other duck???
More weekend reflections here

Friday, 12 April 2019

Weekend in black and white

Inside the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, aka Denkmal fuer die ermordeten Juden Europas, in Berlin last winter. Aka the holocaust memorial. More about the place here.
More b&w here

Thursday, 11 April 2019


Somewhere in the Petite France area, in the old town, there is this hidden courtyard, with a strange tree. Not sure what it is about.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Monday, 8 April 2019

Under construction

A brand new gigantic mural, here in Strasbourg, in the Esplanade area. Painted over the dull front of a student home. A close up, to appreciate the size of it:
More Monday Murals here

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Not Strasbourg!!!

No, this the lovely small town of Marsaxlokk, Malta. Overrun with tourist, even in February.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Weekend in black and white

Guess where I was just before Christmas... The winners will get a gummy bear, of course! LOL
More b&w here