Saturday 30 September 2017


I went to a forum about migrants this morning.
4742. The number of migrants who lost their lives in the Med last year. But they are others as well:

Friday 29 September 2017

This is not a cuckoo clock!

Wrong side of the river Rhine, aka the german border. No: this is a cock clock.
Btw, the cock is a very french (aka the occupiers) symbol. It is the only animal who sings, with both feet in the merde. Old joke, sorry for that.

Thursday 28 September 2017


As quintessentially french as the 2 CV Citroen... I'd love to have one! I would probably ride it, a beret on my head, a baguette under my arm, a bottle of red wine... Aaah, where to put the camembert???
Anyway, I was surprised to find out that many made their ways to the US.

Wednesday 27 September 2017


Inquinamento, pollution in italian. Seen in Genova, Italy, 2 months ago. Big port, big pollution.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Many rivers to cross...

Well, not quite Venice, but still... A few rivers in town: the mighty Rhine, the Ill, the Bruche, the Aar, and countless canals. And bridges.
Quite popular with "river people" (some even from as far as Australia! lol), some come and go, some others stay.

Monday 25 September 2017

A monday mural

Seen in Paris, a few weeks ago
To see more Monday Murals, just click here.

Sunday 24 September 2017

Making flammekueche

Alsatian flammekueche, french tarte flambée, german Flammenkuchen, is a absolutely delicious local speciality. A then dough, covered with a mixture of cottage cheese and sour cream (some add a little white wine to the the mixture, and/or nutmeg), sprinkled with onion, bacon bits. A few minutes in a very hot oven, et voila! You can add mushrooms, cheese, and so on, or skip the onions and bacon, and replace them with fruits, Nutella, whatever tickles your fancy. I'll stick the previous, aka "traditionnelle".
And here is what it looks like (this one with cheese):

Saturday 23 September 2017

Presqu'île André Malraux

Named after a french novelist, art theorist and France's first culture minister. Formerly a shipyard, the area  hosts now a shipping mall, 31-screens cinema, the central library, many restaurants, student housing, hundreds of swans, muskrats...
Oh, and don't forget to click here for more weekend reflections!

Friday 22 September 2017


The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,
And on old Hiems' thin and icy crown

An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds
Is, as in mockery, set. The spring, the summer,
The childing autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries, and the mazed world,
By their increase, now knows not which is which.

William Shakespeare

Thursday 21 September 2017

A misty morning

Autumn is back, and I love it! Can't wait see the october light!

Wednesday 20 September 2017

6 AM

Early morning in Strasbourg, so quiet, so silent... Best time of the day. OK, you'll have to get up early, but it's worth it.

Tuesday 19 September 2017


When you go to Amsterdam, forget the coffee bars, forget the red light district, forget the tulips (in september: none, nada). But go to the Imperial Museum! Better known through it's unpronounceable dutch name, de Rijks museum. Specially with the absolutely shitty weather I had last week!

Monday 18 September 2017


Coffee and necessities???? Coffee IS a necessity!!! Just ask Mr Beans!

Saturday 16 September 2017

There are things I just don't do.

Like taking photos in toilets... Well, until now, that is! I spent a few days in Amsterdam, where I stayed in a brand new hostel. I usually don't do hostels (anymore), but this was so conveniently close to where I wanted to go... Anyway, the public toilet. I was alone, lol.
By the way, me ladies, the thing on the side is an urinal, what we call un pissoir.

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Betty is back in town!

And, boom, I'm off for a few days, going to a cheesy country full of windmills . C ya!

Monday 11 September 2017

Francis, looking up

I don't go to the cathedral as often as I did once. You might know that France is still in a state of emergency, due do terrorist attacks. At the cathedral, you have now controls, restricted opening times, long to very long queues (tourists!). Last sunday, surprise; no queue!!! So, let's go in! Well, there was a mass, so no going around. Found my old mate (saint) Francis, just standing there, staring at something. What do you see, Francesco???

Sunday 10 September 2017

Saturday 9 September 2017

Last of summer

Well, summer of 2017 is a thing from the past now. We skipped september to go straight to november.

Friday 8 September 2017

Weekend in black and white

When you're like me keeping your nose always, sometimes yiu find the strangest things...
More B and W here.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Sunday 3 September 2017

Child's play street

Child's Play Street, part of 2 recently pedestrianized streets, and decorated by their inhabitants. Very nice job!!!
As usual here, the street's name is in french and alsatian.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Friday 1 September 2017

Let's talk about revolution!

Have a comfortable seat, have a drink, and let's talk about revolution!

Seen at the Catholic Student Club, aka FEC (hello to all irish! LOL)....... I'm NOT a member there!!!