Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Au Crocodile

One of the better restaurants in town, popular among MEPs (members of the European Parliament). Not my price range.
The name comes from a stuffed croc, brought from Egypt by a general during the Napoleonic wars. The beastie still hangs above the entrance.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Old stuff

Well, it is relative... Barely 3-400 years old, almost brand new, actually!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Black and white in color

Some disheveled trees in the city center, being winter and all...
Theme for today is b&w in color. Click here to see more of it!

Monday, 27 February 2017

Not quite black and white...

Preparing myself mentally for the "not quite b&w, but" theme day on wednesday... LOL

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Americana

A bit of the US of A in town... A famous (infamous?) burger joint, with a scottish sounding name.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Segway riders

Well, if you are in a hurry, or just lazy, that's one way for going around. Guided tours are organized several times a day. Good balance needed!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Madame Giraffe

Spotted in a shop window, somewhere along the Grand Rue.
Btw, Madame loses a F in french, girafe.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Skywatch... sunday

Well, slightly late for Skywatch Friday... Never mind. You can still click here to see more!

Monday, 6 February 2017

The olde pharmacy, aka post 365

I am still very busy, even on weekends, so no time for photos or blogging. I will be back more regularly at the end of march, hopefully.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Warming up

Very little time to take photos at the moment, so there is one taken a few months ago.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Waking up...

Waking up to a beautiful winter sky, waking up to "Moscow-Paris" the aptly named cold front du jour. -13 degrees C wind chill right now, or 8.6 F. Our usually warm Korsika island is in the grips of a huge snowstorm.
Photo taken from my (open) kitchen window.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

City lights and the moon

It finally stopped snowing, after 24 hours non stop. One more week of it, or so they say... Nice!!!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Museum of modern and contemporary art

Took this photo last summer, and... I forgot the title of this piece. And I couldn't find it on the net either. But, oh boy, I love it!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Monthly theme day: photo of the year

Maybe not my best, but most definitely a favorite, an accurate description of this world we live in.
More best ofs here.

Friday, 30 December 2016

So many names!!!

Here, we call them knack. Further down in France, they are called Strasbourg sausages. Elsewhere, they are franks, frankfurters, in Germany, they are called Wiener, viennese sausages. Very international things! How do you call them?
History tells us they were first invented in Strasbourg, some 500 years ago. Best with mustard, or with sauerkraut!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Disappearing act

The unedited view from my kitchen window, 5 minutes ago. The outside world is disappearing. Might be a good thing, but certainly not for anyone out here, as it just well freezing. Dangerous night.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

COLD!!!!!


After a mild autumn, it is getting really cold. Really really cold. What we need is this: vin chaud (mulled wine, hot), maybe a knack (wiener), but most definitely choucroute (sauerkraut) and the quintessential flammekueche, or tarte flambée (here), the meal of gods!
And no, it is not a pizza, as they say on the link above! Blasphemy!!!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Standing tall

Whatever sad the weather might be, however bad the world news might be... We still are the Capitale de Noel, the Christmas capital!

Friday, 16 December 2016

How colorful...

Hi there! So nice seing you again!
A busy week, finally, after 2 years of recovering from my stroke. What a joy, being busy!
For the time being, I will be able to post on weekends only. As it is friday night here, enjoy the sundown, above. Yet another shot from kitchen window, linking to Skywatch Friday, as usual!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Waiting for...

...the train, near the station.
This is a monday mural (on sunday). More mural here, every monday.
C ya all next weekend!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Skywatch Friday

My daily commute, at 200 km/h, 125 miles an hour. I spend my weekdays at Sélestat, 45 km, 30 miles, south of Strasbourg. Long days, very little time for photos or blogging.
Skywatch Friday is here!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Monthly CDP theme day: transition

Found some time for this, still a few days left before my course starts...
Transition, from Aldous Huxley's utopian brave new world to Orwell's 1984... The yearly christmas market is on, attracting hundreds of thousands visitors. So, the city center is barricaded, for fear of bad guys. Bridges blocked as on the photo, cops everywhere, controls... Christmas time in fortress Strasbourg.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Goodbye for now

Due to big changes in my personal life, some good, some not so good, I won't be able to carry on blogging regularly for a few months, Back at the end of march, I think. Or this weekend.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Siberian day out!

I almost froze solid today. Being still used to more southern temperatures, minus 4 C, wind chill factor minus 11 C, despite of the sun,.. Very hard!
Anyway, I went to the lovely german city of Heidelberg, 140 km away. You get different kinds of mulled wines here, exactly what I needed!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

It is christmassing!

The festive season started on Friday, with the opening of the 446th (yes, since 1570 AD!) Christkindlsmarik, the christmas market.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Some like it pink...

Showing off at the fancy restaurant, with your fancy car...
Sorry about the quality, photo taken with my phone

Thursday, 24 November 2016