Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The hobbit car

Or is it a shoebox on wheels? Never seen one before. Anyway, not my size, for shoes or cars, being 1m87, 6 foot 3, with shoe size 45. My head and toes would stick out. Cute, though.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sunday, 18 March 2018

The winter menu

2 days till spring.That means it is still winter. Fresh snowfall last night. But anyway, you still need to know what's there to eat, innit?

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

Almost spring

Well, some kind of spring, the polar kind once again, as temperatures are dropping and dropping. And dropping to minus 10 degrees C  next week. Seychelles, here I come! I wish!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Fire in the sky

This morning's big lightshow, at around 6.30 AM. It didn't last for very long. What can be seen in the back is the Black Forest mountain range, in Germany, around 20 miles, 30 km away.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


I was happily surprised to find this postcard, in midst of all the "greetings from Strasbourg" and recipe cards! Colorful.
And yes, you can buy postcards with good alsatian recipes, pretty much everywhere!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Friday, 9 March 2018

Food delivery!

A rest, before a long day. When Foodora meets Deliveroo, 2 companies delivering restaurant food. Long hours, little money.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

There be dragons... Post 601

I used to see many dragons during my years in Barcelona (they love theNot many of them here. A chinese restaurant. Or is it vietnamese???

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Eastern Forest

I'm back! I moved to the outskirts of Strasbourg, to a bigger, nicer and much cheaper brand new flat in the small town of Ostwald (the eastern forest, in german), Oschwald in Alsatian. And I have a balcony now, yeah babies!!! BBQs soon!
Anyway, this is the view from my east facing balcony (yeah!), with the german Black Forest in the background.The Black Forest is very white and snowy right now, btw.
Good to be back, after 9 days of very limited phone internet, no TV, no landline, but with downright polar weather. I somehow survived.

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 caf├ęs 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!!!