Thursday 31 December 2015

L'intrus - The intruder

Un intrus!!! Vite, chassons ce rat musque!  Scene ordinaire du centre ville: 2 rats musques, au milieu de la gent ailee.

An intruder! Let's chase that muskrat away! And the second one too It is our city centre!

Wednesday 30 December 2015

Une/a reflection

At the/a la Mediatheque Andre Malraux

See more weekend reflections here, and more monochrome shots here.

Tuesday 29 December 2015

Les couleurs de la ville - A city full of colors

Many ancient buildings (a lot of them around!) were built from pink(ish) sandstone from the nearby Vosges mountains. But not all of them, fortunately!

Beaucoup de batiments anciens ont la couleur gris-rose sale caracteristique au gres des Vosges. Mais pas tous, heureusement!

Monday 28 December 2015

A warrior's rest... Le repos d'un guerrier...

Mister Claus had a warm welcome, after his trip...

Madame Noel souhaita la bienvenue a son homme...

Sunday 27 December 2015

Le Carre d'or, the golden square...

Le Carre d'or, an area at the heart of the Grande Ile, the island between both arms of the river Ill. Was until december 24th the location of one of 9 Christmas markets.

The Carre d'or, au centre de la Grande Ile (entre les 2 bras de l'Ill), un des marches de Noel traditionnels.

Saturday 26 December 2015

Lighting candles

Do you light candles, like at ND de Strasbourg? Why do you do it?

Allumez-vous des cierges? Pourquoi?

Friday 25 December 2015

Thursday 24 December 2015


My favorite during the festive season: hot chestnuts! Want some???

Marrons chauds, mes amours! Meme si ce sont des chataignes!

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Light - Lumiere

Another yearly Christmas decoration, on Place Gutenberg. Hurry up, closes on Christmas Eve.

Decoration annuelle, place Gutenberg, dans le village international. Depechez-vous, le marche de Noel ferme le 24 decembre.

Tuesday 22 December 2015

1000 ans/years

1000 years... Not me: the cathedral, in the background!

1000 ans... Pas mon age, mais celui de la cathedrale, silhouettee au fond de la rue!

Monday 21 December 2015

La vieille dame - The old lady

And here she is, our 1000 years old lady.

Et la voici, notre vieille dame millenaire.

Sunday 20 December 2015

Germany, as it is NOT!

We went for a bit of shopping to our neighbor city Kehl am Rhein, on the German side of the border. Whilst waiting for my wife on a bench in the local shopping mall, a family, a kid with 2 adults in their 30es, passed by. The woman said, I quote: don't buy from this (clothes) shop, they are Jews. The man agreed. In German, a language which I speak fluently.
Just outside the same mall, I took this photo.
It says: here lived
Julius Dreifuss, dead after being deported. Paris, 1943
Rosa Dreifuss, deported in 1940, dead the same year.
Harry Bruchsal, fled to Palestine, survived.
Sofie Bruchsaur, deported, murdered in Auschwitz
Julius Dreifuss, fled to Palestine, survived.

Just a reminder to that minority (or so I hope). I am Jewish, I am Christian, I am a Muslim, I am an atheist. I am gay. If you don't like it, go to hell.
Oh, you're already there...

Thursday 17 December 2015

India - Inde

Not just traditional and local stuff at the Christmas market, thankfully!

Pas uniquement la couleur locale au marche de noel, heureusement!

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Strasbourg: the pig issue

How to recognize a butcher shop at Christmas.

Comment reconnaitre une boucherie porcine a Noel.

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Aux amours citoyens

Paraphrasing the chorus of the Marseillaise, the french national hymn (written a few meters from here, btw) : aux armes citoyens, to your weapons, citizens, replacing weapons by love. This is manifestation of support, at the aftermath of the 13.11 killing in Paris.

Paraphrasant la Marseillaise. Pris place Kleber, apres le 13 novembre.

Monday 14 December 2015

Quai Lezay Marnesia

As I mentioned it last week, trying to have a more artistic flair for this new blog of mine. Basically, having fun! I used Adobe Lightroom 5.7, NIK and Topaz filters.

Comment mentionne il y a quelques jours, un flair un peu plus artistique pour ce nouveau blog. Bref, je m'amuse! Avec Lightroom et des filtres NIK et Topaz.

Saturday 12 December 2015

Friday 11 December 2015

Cathedral - Cathedrale

We have a cathedral, NotreDame, Our Lady. This lady is exactly 1000 years old this year! A side chapel.

La cathedrale Notre Dame, celebrant son millenaire en 2015. Une des chapelles.

Thursday 10 December 2015

A symbol, un symbole

A pretzel, locally better known as bredschdel. Made here since the 12th century, at least.

Une bretzel. Un symbole. Faites ici depuis 900 ans ou plus

Wednesday 9 December 2015

A night at the opera... Ce soir, a l'Opera du Rhin

Le programme, les taris, les horaires, sont ici 

Click here for program, prices, timetables. In French, English and German (only).

Tuesday 8 December 2015

De Christkindlsmarik

Did I already mention the Christmas market??? LOL! It's THE event of the year, after all! Animations for all ages are catered for.

Strass, c'est l'incontournable marche de Noel, ouvert a tous les ages!

Monday 7 December 2015

Barbe a papa, cottoncandy

As spotted earlier this week, in front of the opera house, I saw it again on Sunday, in working order, but there were far too many people for a good photo. A brisk business!!!

Attendant patiemment les badaux devant l'Opera du Rhin.

Sunday 6 December 2015

A weekend reflection

Sur l'Ill, au bassin Vauban

On the Vauban bassin, on the Ill river, Petite France.

                                     Weekend Reflections, click here, ici!

Saturday 5 December 2015

445 years and counting... 445 ans deja!

Since 1670, we have the yearly chritmas market, one of the biggest in Europe, Chrstkindlsmarik in alsatian. The city center is worth seeing, some very original decorations...

Le marche de Noel, depuis 1670, excusez du peu. Le centre ville est tres tres decore!

Friday 4 December 2015

La cigogne - Stork

The stork is the symbol of Alsace.  Well, we all came to this life carried by Air Cigogne, after all! No cabbages involved!

LE symbole de l'Alsace par excellence, avec une bretzel et un plat de choucroute!

Thursday 3 December 2015

Petite France

For this new blog of mine, I decided to be a little more artistic, using different programs and filters.
This is the area called Petite France, or little France, a UNESCO World Heritage site. More about it here. Incidentally, the town is 2027 years old...

Parti pris artistique pour ce nouveau blog, en utilisant les outils dont je dispose. La Petite France, quartier classe au Patrimoine Mondial de l'humanite par l'UNESCO depuis 1988, date du bimillenaire de la ville. Plus d'infos ici.

Wednesday 2 December 2015


Flanerie: a leisurly stroll. Probably my favorite cafe, on the Ill river.

Flanerie au bord de l'Ill.

Tuesday 1 December 2015

CDP theme day/theme du mois: shop windows, vitrines

This month's City Daily Photo theme is: shop windows. Click here to see more about it...

Tous les premiers de chaque mois, nous (City Daily Photo) avons un theme, les vitrines ce decembre. Cliquez ici pour voir d'autres photos sur ce dit theme