Thursday 30 June 2016

Not Strasbourg, not the theme day

Tomorrow, first day of the month, it is the monthly theme day; look down. Well... I'm always looking UP!!! Always staring at the sky, birds, trees, architectural details...
So, I have a problem.
Well, this is not my "official theme day" post. Let me see what I can find tomorrow.
So, anyway, being a very well traveled dude, I'm posting this today, from the time I was living in Amsterdam. Guess where I took this? Yessss, the red light district, on the pavement in front of the Oude Kerk, the old church!!!

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Buddha was here

An old photo, an exotic shop somewhere in the Petite France area.

Monday 27 June 2016

Post 200, yeah man!

One of several rose windows (french: rosace) in the cathedral.
Just plaing around, dudes and dudettes! LOL

Saturday 25 June 2016

Last night...

...after the (almost) daily storm. It's official: we have the wettest June on record. Ever. I am slowly turning into a duck, you should see my palmed feet...

Friday 24 June 2016

St Paul

St Paul is a protestant church, built by the Germans 150 or so years ago, as their garrison church. The church has 14 entrances, one for each army corps... It is 70 meters tall, the 2nd tallest after the cathedral.
Some more skywatch photos here

Thursday 23 June 2016

Voila l'été!!!

33.9 degrees C in the shade!!! Summer has arrived, for a short time anyway!

Wednesday 22 June 2016


So, Brexit or not Brexit? As capital of Europe, with the Council of Europe and the European Parliament (and some more institutions), whatever happens, we will be directly impacted.
Well, more news in 24 hours or so

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Not your average hotel...

This, ladies and gents, is a hotel. You cannot book it on your favorite website, as they only accept insects. A insect hotel indeed, open to anyone with more than 4 legs, I guess.
You wouldn't want to stay there anyway. Although I stayed in places with same crowd... Sigh, memories...

Monday 20 June 2016

Side streets

One of many side street in the Grand Rue area, with ah so lovely restaurants. The Grand Rue, or long street in alsacian, is the former roman highway leading to the Saverne garrison, 45 km away,  over 2000 years ago . How old are your streets???

Friday 17 June 2016


A little color for this grey and rainy week. Or month.
And music.

Wednesday 15 June 2016

WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe the swan wanted some in-flight entertainment... You know: movie  (Pearl Harbor?), snack, attacking boats...
One of my rare snapshots.

Tuesday 14 June 2016


This is the place de l'homme de fer, iron man square. No superhero to be seen anywhere around (well, you never know...). The name comes from a  medieval armor on one of the buildings. A main transport hub, many tramway lines crossing here

Sunday 12 June 2016


Do not open this time capsule before 23/09/3790!!! Hoping this blog might still be

Saturday 11 June 2016

November sky

Well, this is not Strasbourg, capital of Europe, but the other one, capital of France.
In Paris, the big football thinggie started yesterday. I wont say another word about it, as I really really cant stand that stuff. Just hoping that nothing bad will happen.
A bit late, but this is for Skywatch Friday.

Friday 10 June 2016

Green, but also B&W...

Some bamboo shoots at the botanical garden.
The same, for the excellent Weekend in B&W meme, here.

Thursday 9 June 2016

Accidents happen

Yeah, they happen, even after taking photos for 45 years or so. Overexposed, underexposed, wrong camera settings, etc, the list is long.
Well, I have different ways to fix them accidents. First of all, I dont do Jpegs, no no no! I'm shooting RAW, always. Which give me far more possibilities.
Also, I love changing my photos into 'paintings'. Many ways to do it, no Photoshop involved.
Below, the original, the Ponts Couverts, or covered bridges, Strasbourg's old fortifications. Underexposed, it is. An hour's work. Ask me if you want to know more.

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Quai des Bateliers

Quai des Bateliers, or boatmen dock, in the Krutenau area. There are a lot of places whose finish -au, Elsau, Wantzenau, etc. The ending -au means they were former, dried out fens or marshes.

Tuesday 7 June 2016


Well, almost. The inhabitants of the waterlily pond at the botanical garden were rehearsing for theit next concert. Lots of harmonious ribbits (see yesterday's post), some less harmonious quacks...
Nevertheless, this is my favorite place in town, with or

Monday 6 June 2016

Are you looking at me?

I found my way to the botanical garden this afternoon. Nice place indeed!!! Anyway, this little guy was looking at me. I stared back. He did not move. I went away. Guess he won.

Sunday 5 June 2016

Highway to...

No worries, it is just a local brew from the village of Matzenheim, 6.66 ° alcool...

Saturday 4 June 2016


Do you remember Nipper? No? Maybe now...

Well, my photo shows a newer version... I am sure the gramophone worked better, musically speaking!

Friday 3 June 2016

Skywatch Friday

Having a coffee, listening to the (early) birds, enjoying the view...

Want more? Skywatch Friday is right... here!

And a very happy 85th birthday to my Mum!!!

Thursday 2 June 2016

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Theme day: shadow and highlight

Well, ok: I confess. This is not Strasbourg (I wish!). This was aboard a ferry from Tanger, Morocco, to Tarifa, Spain. 2 more destinations with direct busses from Strasbourg. Or trains, planes, automobiles...
Shadow and highlight is this month's theme for for the CDP family. Click here to see what my friends did.