Thursday 30 November 2017

Number 3

Third time lucky! After 2 broken trees (see a past post), the big christmas tree (well, a miserly 28 meters tall) is up and decorated. Much bigger than the "big" one on Times Square in New York, a ridiculous 23 meters... Ha, WE BEAT  NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Strasbourg, capitale de Noel, capital of Christmas.

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Having some wine at the cathedral

It is getting really cold, barely above freezing. So, a vin chaud, aka mulled wine, aka Gluehwein, is good for a lot of of things: makes you warm, help fighting colds, it it opens the appetite, it boosts the immune system, and so on... Louis Pasteur called it the healthiest of drinks.

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Monday 27 November 2017

Hark the angels

The main street leading to the cathedral. It is even busier than it looks, thousands and thousands of tourists, all of them stopping abruptly (right in front of me, usually) for photos... You won't find many locals there for the next 5 weeks. Well, there is me...

Sunday 26 November 2017

It's christmassing

A butcher's christmas decoration... The 447th christmas market has started, the tourist hordes are coming, all 2.5 millions of them...

Thursday 23 November 2017

The big clock in the sky

I had to be in town early this morning, so I took my obligatory 2nd coffee of the day at the train station. No moon, just a big clock.

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Good morning!

The view from my kitchen window, whilst sipping my first coffee of the day

Monday 20 November 2017

Sunday 19 November 2017

Christmas tree, episode 3

Right. Every year, in time for the opening of the Christmas market, the city puts up the tallest possible pine tree on place Kleber, aka the main square.
Well, it started well. They found a tall one, 36 meters, in the mountains nearby. They cut it, and... it broke into 3 pîeces.
One week later, they cut another one. This one made it to the city, and was put up. The city workers were decorating it, when... they noticed a large crack.
So, this is number 3...  Let's touch wood.
The Christkindlsmaerik, or christmas market, opens next weekend.  I'll keep you posted.

Saturday 18 November 2017

Thursday 16 November 2017

Post 500

I lived in front of Parc Monceau in Paris for a few years, and it still is as beautiful as 34 years ago

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Monday 13 November 2017

A monday mural

Be sure to wear some...?... in your hair
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 12 November 2017

A weekend reflection

Rain, more rain, hail, Noah's flood parts 2 and 3, and a little sunshine in between...
More weekend reflections here.

Saturday 11 November 2017

Now, you wait a minute, mister!

This ain't no Strasbourg! You're cheating!
Yo dude, weekend away, in grey (not gay) Paris. Chill.

Thursday 9 November 2017

Wherever I go...

These boots are made for walking! Perfect shoes for travelers, not just for aussies!

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Monday 6 November 2017

A monday mural

Victor Hugo, one of France's greatest novelists and poets.
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face".
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 5 November 2017

It's a cold and rainy day...

... so, let's take the time travel machine, and go back to Genova, Italia

Friday 3 November 2017

Thursday 2 November 2017

Socks, drugs and rock'n roll

After looking for 3 weeks for an appropriate post for yesterday's theme day, a few hours after posting, I came accross this yesterday...

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Wine, knack(wurst) and rock'n roll!

November City Daily Photographer theme day: rock'n roll. A hard one... To tell you the truth, Strasbourg is not a rock'n roll kind of place. Well, except for one place, the very excellent Bretzel Airlines. What could be more alsatian than a bretzel??? Well, don't answer this one.... Choucroute (aka sauerkraut), wines, and on, I know, guys...
To see more rock'n roll photos, click here.