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


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!

Wednesday 21 December 2016

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

Saturday 19 November 2016

The last few

We've had a wind storm yesterday morning, the leaves have almost gonne

Friday 18 November 2016

Skywatch Friday

Wonderful sundown last night, as always taken from my kitchen window, as always for the Skywatch Friday meme.

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Place of music and dance

Aka Cité de la musique et de la danse, the most musical building in town, musicians (and I suppose dancers) rehearsing at all hours. Also a concert place, a few hundred meters from the city center.

Monday 14 November 2016

Monday mural

My first entry to the Monday Murals theme: Check it out, here!

Saturday 12 November 2016

Friday 11 November 2016

Holy cow!

One of the statues stored inside the old Vauban fortification. Leftovers from the (catholic!!!)
cathedral, I believe.

Thursday 10 November 2016


Printemps: french for springtime. What used to be a haberdasher shop, sells now clothes and leather goods, only the most expensive brands. Behind all the metal and glass, is a brick building. In front, the main tramway hub in town

Sunday 6 November 2016

A coffee in the park

 Well, I need my coffee fix, and I need it several times a day. Had one here today.

Saturday 5 November 2016

Thursday 3 November 2016

A 2-parter...

Oops, a bit missing. Here it is:

...from the small petting farm in the Orangerie park, place I've been visiting now and then for the last 50 years. Memories!

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Don't go me on the ghost!

Our dear neighbors on the other side of old father Rhine, 3 miles or 5 km from here, have a way with words... Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about Goethe or Schiller, oh no! I'm talking about those everyday expressions... translated in English, word for word.
Peace, joy and eggcake to you, my friends! LOL!

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Out of focus...

Out of a lot of things! Easiest City Daily Photo theme ever!!! More, here.

Monday 31 October 2016

Tomorrow is CDP theme day...

... the theme being "out of focus". So, (un)sharpen your cameras! Stay focused!

Saturday 29 October 2016

The sky above...

Fitting ceiling at the Sofia airport metro station... Even by grey weather.

Friday 28 October 2016

Paying to take photos...

A shocking thing to me, having to pay for the right to take photos, specially as a sign forbids it... Anyway, this is St Alexander Nevski orthodox cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria, the town's main attraction (see the photo I posted a few days ago).
Well, I paid (the price of a good meal in a good restaurant), and I didn't regret it.
More info as usual given by Wiki.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Rilski Manastir

AKA Rila Monastery, Imagine, a over 1000 years old place, totally lost in the mountains, 120 km south of Sofia. A truly beautiful place. More, here.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

One heck of a landing!!!

Well, this is not Strasbourg. I was away for a week, to the beautiful city of Sofia, Bulgaria. A dangerous city in a way, as the planes are crossing the city centre before landing. But what a view!!!
Well, this the Alexander Nevski cathedral, orthodox. More about it later.