Saturday 30 April 2016


And back to the cathedral, with it's never-ending photo opps.
The big chandelier in the St Laurent chapel

Friday 29 April 2016

Asperges d'Alsace

Despite of the s....y weather lately, the asparagus season has started. 30 years after Chernobyl, I wonder if they are ever so lightly radioactive... Ah right, I remember: according to the french government, the radioactive cloud stopped at the french-german border. Right in the middle of the Rhine river. STOP, POLICE!!!

Thursday 28 April 2016

Ah, the smell!!!

The theme day is almost upon us! You guessed it: the smell. C ya all on May 1st!

Wednesday 27 April 2016

s' Gaenseliesel

A common sight in many german towns, s' Gaenseliesel, little Elisabeth taking the geese to the market. This one is in the Orangerie park since 1898, when Strasbourg was, once again, part of the German Reich.

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Not a shy beggar!!!

Still at the Orangerie park... A hungry bird, a cotton candy lady. The bird seems to be a regular customer, as the lady was feeding him no candy, but mince meat. Which is not usually used  in cotton candy (oh well, what do I know... Different countries, different customs. Lol)

Monday 25 April 2016


I have seen this flower before, but... Anyone knows it's name???

Sunday 24 April 2016


I am used to big grey squirrels, the not-shy-at-all kind. But what we have here is very different, smaller, brown, shy and much faster. A lucky and rare shot.

Saturday 23 April 2016

A weekend reflection

More greenery from yesterday's walk in the park, for the Weekend Reflection meme. Which is right here.

Friday 22 April 2016


 Well, I needed some of the green stuff today, together with other colors. So I went to the Orangerie park, to visit my feathery, furry and scaly friends.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Pilgrims to the eyesight

This the  way to San Jose.... Ah sorry no, to Sainte Odile, holy patroness of Alsace. Born blind around 660 AD, she recovered eyesight through a miracle. What do you do then, normally??? As a daughter of the local duke, she founded a monastery on top of a mountain (mount St Odile nowadays).
So, should you have some eye trouble, this is the way to the monastery, 15 km up, as she is also the patroness of blind, or partially blind people. If you can find the way, of course.

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Monday 18 April 2016

Accent circonflexe

One of many bakeries in town. The reason I chose this particular, is the accent above the 'a', which the right way to write it.

Sunday 17 April 2016

Here were lions, strange ones

OK. Now that you have seen the red sky, look down. See the field (more of a lake today...) at my doorstep? It ain't a field, no no no. It is an archaeological dig. A few centuries, this was a roman graveyard. And look what they found here last summer, among other things:
Photo from a newspaper, L'Alsace.

Now it is changing rapidly into a lake, due to the weather. Nothing more to be seen, they covered the site.

Saturday 16 April 2016


Well, being a city guy, I don't know if the farmer give wine to their pigs. I doubt it.
This said, we cook a LOT with wine, mostly of the white persuasion. Check out this beauty here! Vegetarians, DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK!!!
Sorry about the 'typical' french music (and the publicity) on the video.

Friday 15 April 2016

Skywatch Friday

Well, some of you might already familiar with my early bird special, live from my kitchen... Skywatch Friday, now, HERE!

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Kleber and the Napoleon sphinx

Strasbourg is very proud of General Jean-Baptiste Kleber! They named the main square after him, with the obligatory statue of the great.
More info about him here
Curious detail. Underneath the square, there is a car park. And right in the middle is Kleber's cenotaph, complete with his corpse.
He accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt. Is this the sphinx on the memorial looks Big Boss Napo???
And, finally, he died in Cairo... killed by a student.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

The zebra door

I really wonder what's behind this door... Someone colorful, I'm sure, having a laugh! Or it may be a dentist...

Monday 11 April 2016

The tree

See the tree? You can't miss it! According to the city historians, he is well over 500 years old. Nice, but who cares, when all you need in the summer is  a hard-fought place in his shade.

Saturday 9 April 2016

A weekend reflection

Reworking an old photo (2014), of my favorite and most photogenic place. More weekend reflections here.

Friday 8 April 2016

Un petit noir bien serre, s'il vous plait

France is a country of coffee drinkers. Order your cafe au lait, express, expresso, petit noir, cafe americain, you will find a brew you like here!

Don't forget to click here, if your coffee is either black or white! Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday 7 April 2016


Not the nicest weather today...
The cranes were used Nowadays, the area got gentrified: cinema, music high school, central library, shopping mall... And a lot of birds, muskrats, cats...

Wednesday 6 April 2016

String puppets

This used to be a popular pastime in France, like playing games with your family, reading, going for walks, etc.., .Replaced now by video games, mobile phones, computers, TV.
OK, I know: showing my age. Who cares, these were better times.
On this photo, this is just a decoration, above a restaurant.

Monday 4 April 2016


This is unique, It is the newest 'vitrail', stained-glass window, in the cathedral. There are 2 of them, will show you the other one as soon as I found a way to put a 5 meters tall window in a photo, without breaking my neck.
What's special about this one...The face is composed of photos of 150 anonymous inhabitants of our fair city. This photo were sepia-colored, and somehow transposed into glass tiles. At a cost of 200.000 euros, to celebrate the cathedral's millennium, in 2015. The picture was taken from a 15th century painting. Amazing thing.

Sunday 3 April 2016


I spent a few days near Besancon, 250 km south of Strasbourg. Whilst discovering the city again (been a while), I suddenly felt the need for a public toilet. Here is what I found, the entrance is at the side. Played a little with the photo. Afterwards.

Saturday 2 April 2016

Foggy bottom, no boys

To check what I'm referring to, click here to see the video....

And click here for more Skywatch Friday pics. Oh well, it has to be Friday...somewhere.