Thursday, 6 October 2022

Eastward go!

I've been exploring eastern Europe for the last few years, mainly the Balkans. The Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, seen from the Fisherman's Bastion. The European head honchos declared a few weeks ago that Hungary is not a democratic state.
 

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Best coffee in town!

Old photo from a street food festival in 2018. The travelling coffee shop. They also have 2 coffee shops in town. Fantastic coffee!!!
 

Monday, 3 October 2022

Safety first!

I don't do roller-skating, but if I ever did, that's the way it would be... LOL

More Monday Murals from all over the world right... HERE.
 

Saturday, 1 October 2022

October theme day: rest, sleep, relaxation

Mi gato! My cat, Rio. Born and rescued in Barcelona, now living near Amsterdam, with his cat friends Willem and Sofia. Resting, sleeping and relaxing 20 hours a day! Hungry at 4 AM...

More relaxing theme day photos right here.

 

Friday, 30 September 2022

Weekend in black and white

Due to a PC problem (damn you, file history!), and finding the solution on the net as usual, I've had to do a clean computer reset, re-upload tens of thousand photos and a lot of other stuff from a providential external hard drive. Upload still going on, therefore an old photo today. If you want to see more b&w, just click here.
 

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Running for my life :-)

Strange bestie one can find in Belgrade... From my Jurassic Park memories, this has to be a Serbian velociraptor...

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Yummy!

Maybe not everybody's taste... I am French, and we French love our escargots, snails! With some good garlic butter... I've had a dozen last Saturday.
 

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Rainy days


 It's finally raining, and getting cold. NICE! Be sure to cover yourselves.

Monday, 26 September 2022

Lovebirds

Seen while having a nice cup of coffee in the "bohemian" part of Belgrade. For more Monday Murals, just click here
 

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Big puss

Guarding the enormous statue of Alexander the Great, on top of the column, at the main square in Skopje, the Macedonia square.
 

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Buenos dias

A Mexican restaurant in Skopje, North Macedonia. More weekend reflections right here.
 

Friday, 23 September 2022

The sphynx

Watching, or sleeping? A friendly cat anyway. Wanna see more b&w? Easy, click here!
 

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Црква Светог Марка, church of Saint Mark

 Nice, relatively new Serbian orthodox church in the center of Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia). With a small smaller Russian orthodox church, just behind.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Shine!

 

I'm usually wearing sandals 8 months a year (no socks!), so I have no use for this... I hope this shoe shiner earns enough to make a living in Skopje, with other people's shoes. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

SXB

SXB, Strasbourg International Airport is situated about 8 or 10 km from the city center. I love small airports! Direct flights to 40 European and north African destinations. With a train to Strasbourg every 15 minutes, it's a convenient airport.
 

Monday, 19 September 2022

Nada Knezevic

According to IMDB, she was the queen of jazz and pop in Yugoslavia. Never heard of her unfortunately.

More Monday Murals here




 

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Tea time after the storm

The week before I arrived in Skopje, they had a big storm. I suppose that destroyed the umbrellas in the Turkish part of town. Some places there made me thing I arrived in Istanbul... What to drink there? Coffee? No, I had an excellent Turkish tea!!!
 

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Friday, 16 September 2022

The harpist

Looks like a Celtic harp... But this was taken in Belgrade, Serbia, and not somewhere in good old Ireland. The young lady was singing and playing, but I didn't recognize the tune. Anyway, more b&w for your weekend right...HERE.
 

Thursday, 15 September 2022

The bridge of civilizations

Built in 2013, with dozens of statues of writers, artists, thinkers from Macedonian and world history. The building in the back is the archeological museum.
 

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Mother Teresa Memorial

A small chapel in the Mother Teresa Memorial. She was born here, in Skopje, under Albanian rule. Many things in Skopje are named after her, even a highway. Wonder what she might have thought about it... I was very lucky to have met her in the 80es.
 

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Alex

This is Alex. He used to be the king of Macedon. They called him Μέγας Αλέξανδρος, Alexander the great. He traveled a lot.  His enormous statue is on the main square of Skopje, North Macedonia.


 

Monday, 12 September 2022

Мурал од понедељка (Mural od ponedeljka, or Monday Mural)

I've spent 10 days in the Western Balkans, just came back. This was taken near the huge fortress in Belgrade, Serbia.

More Monday Murals here

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Рефлексија за викенд

A weekend reflection, in Skopje, North Macedonia.

More Рефлексии за викенд (weekend reflections) right... here.
 

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Tomorrow morning, no ungodly hours for once. Without a computer, with very limited internet (roaming is extremely expensive in the Western Balkans). Holidays!!!

 See ya at the end of next week! 



 

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Friday, 26 August 2022

Waiting for the rain

Still waiting...More b&w for the weekend right... here.
I'll be away for a while, in the Balkans, going down memory lane, Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia, with a quick coffee in Greece. Greek coffee of course! Without computer. So, no black and white weekend next week for me. See ya in 2 weeks, I hope!
 

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Looks like winter...

Well, it ain't. It's summer, but most leaves have fallen off, due to 4 heatwaves, and the worst drought in centuries.
 

Monday, 22 August 2022

Mural in the making

Seen in Barcelona a few years ago, during a festival. More Monday Murals right...here.
 

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Elegant people...

... having drinks at the civic museum in Bassana del Grappa, near Venice. While kids have kid fun.
 

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Friday, 19 August 2022

Great news!

It finally rains a little. Not enough by far, but it is so nice, after long dry months.

As usual, more b&w here.
 

Thursday, 18 August 2022

A new trend?

Amongst the weird things one can see or hear in our local bus or tramway...
 

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Neustadt

The Neustadt (German for new town) is a UNESCO World Heritage site, built by Germans late 19th, early 20th century. A mixture of various architectural styles. More info here.
 

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

19 doors

19, the number of doors at the protestant St Paul church. Why 19? The church was built between 1892 and 1897, during German occupation. A door for each of the German army ranks, plus one for the emperor. Don't use the wrong one!
 

Monday, 15 August 2022

Bharat zindabad!

75 years Indian  independence today. Thanks to this man, the venerable (=Mahatma) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. This bronze statue by Fredda Brilliant is in Tavistock Square, London.
 

Saturday, 13 August 2022

3 days!

We're having a 3 days weekend, as catholic France celebrates the assumption of Mary next Monday. Many strasbourgeois will head to nearby protestant German state of Baden-Wuertemberg (just over the Rhine bridge). Shopping!
 

Friday, 12 August 2022

Weekend reflection in black and white

Reflecting the central library on the Austerlitz dock in Strasbourg.
More b&w for the weekend right HERE, and more reflections THERE.
 

Thursday, 11 August 2022

A favorite spot

Well ok, the main purpose of any bridge is to allow passage over  a place. Not this one. This bridge's main purpose is to serve as a tourist/photographer's highlight. One of the best places to view the Petite France area.
 

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Monday, 8 August 2022

A Monday Dali

Old photo. Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech, Marquess of Dali of Pubol himself. More Monday Murals right... here