Wednesday 31 January 2018


Where do seals go to see movies? The dive-in! 
Don't miss tomorrow's CDP theme day: tired!

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Time for a...

When I'm in town in the morning, I often have a bretzel for (first or second) breakfast. The kugelhopf is more of an afternoon thing. For me anyway

Monday 29 January 2018


A brand new restaurant in town, they opened less than 3 weeks ago. Also the very first ethiopian restaurant in Strasbourg! It was closed when I passed it, but I will eat there ASAP, as I LOVE ethiopian food! Here is a link to give you an idea.
More Monday Murals here. On my photo, you might recognize the Negus, Haile Selassie, Lion of Juda, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Ethiopia, and Bob Marley, the lord of reggae.

Sunday 28 January 2018

Hurry up, human!

Can't you see my hungry eyes??? And don't forget to buy me food in that shop!

Thursday 25 January 2018

The tube

Not the London tube, just a trendy, and expensive, shoe shop

Wednesday 24 January 2018

And back to Strasbourg!

After a week about Porto... We have very high water in the river, big parts of the region are flooded. You can't walk on the 'quais" at the moment, and believe me: swimming is not an option!!!

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Saturday 20 January 2018

Aeroporto do Porto

Fancy and big international airport, the 3rd I'm flying to or from on mainland Portugal.
Check out the other B&W pics on Dragonstar's very excellent blog!

Friday 19 January 2018

Take it easy...

...take the tram! Porto is extremely hilly, lots of up and downs, leg breaking. So, take it easy!

Thursday 18 January 2018

Matosinhos praia

A day at the beach! Praia=beach, in portuguese.
Click here to see more Weekend Reflections!

Wednesday 17 January 2018

São Bento

Porto, day 2 1/2. Porto boasts the most wonderful train station... The exterior: nothing much to write home about. The interior, now that a whole other story! 20.000 azulejos tiles, not 2 the same.
More about it here.
Senhor, in the corner: SMILE!!!
And I wonder how many of the people visiting the station, actually take a train... I didn't today, but I did it before! ;-)

Tuesday 16 January 2018

A bird's eye view on the Eiffel bridge

Hi folks, I'm in Porto, Portugal, home of the port wine!
Gustave Eiffel not only built a tower, but he was a bridge builder as well.  The Don Luis the 1st bridge, here in Porto.
I also decided to christen the seagull... He didn't fly away when I came with my camera, he seemed to want to be on the picture. So, birdie, I name you Gustave. Live long and prosper.

Monday 15 January 2018

A monday mural

Off for a few days. I should be able to post. If not, see ya next weekend!
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 14 January 2018

How much for that doggie in the window?

How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog, he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home
How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I read in the papers there are robbers
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark
I don't want a bunny or a kitty
I don't want a parrot that talks
I don't want a bowl of little fishies
He can't take a goldfish for a walk
How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale

Saturday 13 January 2018


The christmas lights are still on, even in my street! Makes the town shinier, warmer, which is a good thing in this bleak january weather.

Friday 12 January 2018

Weekend in black and white

Not Strasbourg... But still easily reachable from here. A lady, seen in Venice last spring. Nice dress, signorina!
More black and white here.

Thursday 11 January 2018

Tuesday 9 January 2018

The new(est) bridge

After the road bridge, the train bridge, the pedestrian bridge: the tramway bridge. All of them across the Rhine River, and joining Strasbourg (pop. 277.000) to the german neighbor city of Kehl (pop.10.000). The tram bringing everyday about 10.000 shoppers, workers, tourists to Kehl, it gets really busy... A daily invasion. Why, will you ask? Cigarettes, tobacco, petrol, food are cheaper. And many other things are of better quality.
Me? I go there once a week, takes me half an hour.

Sunday 7 January 2018


A pedestrian street in the city center was entirely redecorated by it's inhabitants last summer. 3 of the doors in that street.

Friday 5 January 2018

Global warming

Real april weather, 13 degrees C, rain, flooding... And snow in Florida, north America "colder than Mars"! Despite of what some idiots may say, global warming is a FACT!!! Weather is not the same as climate!!!

Thursday 4 January 2018

The winged lion

This is no lion king! This is how Saint Mark the Evangelist is traditionally depicted, a winged lion. This statue is now inside a fortified bridge, and used to be part of the cathedral. Quite a scary sight at night...
You can see a different version of it in Venice, on... St Mark square of course. His relics are supposed to be there.

Wednesday 3 January 2018


Storm Eleanor is upon us, so big trouble. I almost flew into the bakery this morning...The rain stopped, but no trains at all, over 171 km/h guts of wind, the top part of the big christmas tree in the city centre was blown away, 21000 households without electricity, 9 people injured so far, lot of damage, flooding, roads closed...

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Monday 1 January 2018

Hardest day of the year... The january theme day!

Here we go again...The day I have to choose my best photo the year. Well, bloody hell. The City Daily Photo theme day.
Well, after changing my mind about 568 times in 2 weeks (mostly today), I came bout this, the port of Genova, in Italy. I know, it's not Strasbourg! But hey, I am a born traveler, always planning trips. So, Genova is one of many easy reachable from Strasbourg. Lame excuse, I know, but this is simply, maybe not my best, but definitely a top favorite.
My chums from CDP made their own choice here. Well, click now, what are you waiting for?
Oh yeah, don't forget to leave a comment!
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Happy new year!