Friday, 1 July 2022

Transparent


After too many years starring at too strong sunlight, after too many years starring at screens, I thought I needed new glasses. Fact is, I needed urgent eye surgery, cataract as I was going to lose my eyesight, which is not cool for a photographer... First eye 2 weeks ago, second yesterday. This is what I have to wear for 5 nights after each surgery. Oh good: I can read with it, it's transparent!

More b&w here, as usual.

And for  the City Daily Photo monthly theme day (theme: transparent, you guessed it), click here.

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Clinique Rhena

Photo taken this morning, very early. I've spent a few hours there, having yet another cataract surgery, the second in 2 weeks. Well, a photographer needs to see, ain't that the truth! Nice brand new hospital, at the German border, friendly people. And it didn't cost me a single cent, taxis home included!

 

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Monday, 27 June 2022

A Monday Mural

Spotted in Paris, a while ago. It seems to refer an album, the aviary, from a band (unknown to me) called Galantis. Anyway, wanna see more murals? asy: just click here!

Saturday, 25 June 2022

A weekend reflection

A weekend stroll through the Orangerie park.

More weekend reflections here.
 

Friday, 24 June 2022

Early morning

Early morning in town. Old photo: the huge Printemps store closed last October.. More b&w here, as usual
 

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Port of Beirut

I just came across this old photo, from a holiday in Lebanon, a few years ago. This is where the big explosion happened, in August 2020, as seen from my hotel room.


 

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Summertime!

In the northern hemisphere anyway. Me? I'm stuck here till the end of July, hoping I can take some holidays afterwards.
 

Monday, 20 June 2022

Sunday, 19 June 2022

For the right to love

Over 15.000 mostly young people celebrated yesterday this year's 20th  Gaypride, French: marche des libertés. Happy and funny people.
 

Saturday, 18 June 2022

A weekend reflection

Have a nice weekend! It's gonna be hot as hell here, over 40 degrees C! More weekend reflections right here..
 

Friday, 17 June 2022

Liquid fruit

Alsatian fruit brandies. Pear, cherries, raspberry, yellow mirabelle plum, quince. To be drunk with moderation!!! Specially with heatwave we're having here! They are quite expensive, but you can get them from  farmer in Germany, 4 miles away, for 10 to 12 euros.

More b&w here for your weekend. Enjoy!

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Green, green, greener!

The city is getting greener almost every week, thanks to the green city council.
 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

A quiet place

The garden of the Oeuvre Notre Dame, the institution taking care of the cathedral.
 

Monday, 13 June 2022

A Monday Mural

Have a closer look... Trompe-l'oeil! What is real, what is painted?

More Monday Murals to be admired here.
 

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Saturday, 11 June 2022

I am the walrus

Just back from a daytrip to Karlsruhe, 75 km away in Germany. My friend wanted to see the zoo. Hot summer day, 30 degrees C. Nice day.




 

Friday, 10 June 2022

Faster!

Riding naked on a big snail... Selfie? Could have been, but no... Could not find a big enough snail.

More b&w here, as usual.
 

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Baeckeoffe!

(Not so) Typical alsatian stoneware. Just what you need for a good baeckeoffe! Vegans, vegetarians: don't click on the link! A baeckeoffe, well done, is just divine
 

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Rue du chaudron

Cauldron street, near the cathedral. Called "novus vicus apud praedicatorum juxta domum liberorum quondam Philippi apothecari" in 1330 AD, "a new street with preachers near the house of the children of the the late Philip's storeroom".... Long name, but I suppose it was a good indication to the place, a kind of medieval GPS...
 

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

No parking!

What was a parking in front of the Temple Neuf a few days ago, is being transformed into a meeting area, with grassy hills, benches... Part of the city council's effort to bring nature in town.
 

Monday, 6 June 2022

A "Marvel"-lous Monday Mural

By Jaek El Diablo, very inspired by hip-hop culture. More Monday Murals to be seen here.
 

Saturday, 4 June 2022

An Italian weekend reflection

Sigh... Wish I was having an espresso or a pizza in beloved Italia...

Anyway, click here for more weekend reflections.
 

Friday, 3 June 2022

Weekend in black and white

Well, I am not a churchgoer. Except to admire the art and architecture. And to take photos, bien sur! This was yesterday, in the Freiburg cathedral, southern Germany. The young girls were part of a French school trip. France is just a few kilometers away, and so is Switzerland.
 Wanna see more nice b&w? Click here, dudes and dudettes!

 

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Fun at the Bächle

Daytrip to Freiburg im Breisgau, in the German Black Forest, 2 hours away. The Bächle , south-german word for a small brook or river, runs through the old town since 1220 AD, and is apparently  a font for infinite fun for youngsters.
 

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Monday, 30 May 2022

Abbattiamo le frontiere

Let's break down borders. I totally agree with this mural in Genova, Italy, as I consider myself as a world citizen. 

More Monday Murals right... here.
 

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Place du Marché Gayot

A good place for lunch or brunch in the sun, just behind the cathedral.
 

Saturday, 28 May 2022

A weekend reflection

Have a nice weekend! And do not forget to click HERE to see more weekend reflections!
 

Friday, 27 May 2022

Luzzu

A luzzu is a traditional maltese fishing boat. They always have eyes. This might refer to the eye of Horus in ancient Egypt.

Many more b&w photos here.
 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Fun with bubbles

Where they celebrating something, or someone? Or just having fun? We shall never know.
 

Monday, 23 May 2022

Le pote aux roses

Wordplay... To discover the pot of roses (pot aux roses), means accidently finding out the truth, in French. Pot, same word in French and English. But pote means friend, chum, mate. Therefore, he his the friend with roses. Voila.

More Monday Murals here.
 

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Matryoshka

One of the very few Russian restaurants in town. Notice the Ukrainian flag...

In French, the name Putin is spelled Poutine. Poutine is the also the name of a yummy French-Canadian dish . Guess what? Some restaurants serving it got hate mails... And many Russian restaurants as well.
 

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Saint Guillaume

The yard of the protestant Saint Guillaume church, in the city center.
 

Monday, 16 May 2022

A loooong Monday mural

Panorama photo, it is not actually curvy. Author unknown, spotted in an area of Strasbourg where only rarely go. I love it!

More Monday Murals right...here.
 

Saturday, 14 May 2022

A weekend reflection

The Mediterranean sea. Wish I was there, on this hit summer day. Anyway, more weekend reflections to be seen here.
 

Friday, 13 May 2022