Saturday 31 March 2018

Monthly CDP theme day: one color

Several shades of orange, by Dan23.
Click here to see what my City Daily Photo did.
Posting today, march 31st, as I'll be off travelling for a few days. And happy Easter, everyone!

Friday 30 March 2018

Handheld, very long focal

Storks are here, which means spring is here!
They were quite far away, so I used the newly discovered digital zoom capability on my Lumix. Handheld shot, at 2040 mm focal length, legs steadied, leaning against a tree, elbows blocked, the usual. I don't use tripods, as I have naturally a very steady hand. Strangely enough: my right arm and hand are partially disabled (stroke), and this a "perk"... Once steadied, my hand and arm won't move. Very convenient for a few things, like taking photos...
Sorry about the poor quality of the photo, just trying to make a point here.

Thursday 29 March 2018

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Tuesday 27 March 2018


I've had candles of many colors and shapes in my life, but this is new to me! Good thing the shop was closed last sunday, saved some money.
Well, I might actually go back. On a weekday.

Monday 26 March 2018


I have no idea who Olivier is, but someone loves him!
Well, olivier means olive tree in french. Maybe someone loves an olive tree??? Maybe a tree hugger? We'll never know, I guess.

Sunday 25 March 2018


Finally a whiff of spring in the air, after the snowiest winter in ages. Very nice light this morning in the Grand Rue. Yet another restaurant I haven't tried. Yet.

Friday 23 March 2018

Thursday 22 March 2018

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Tuesday 20 March 2018

The hobbit car

Or is it a shoebox on wheels? Never seen one before. Anyway, not my size, for shoes or cars, being 1m87, 6 foot 3, with shoe size 45. My head and toes would stick out. Cute, though.

Monday 19 March 2018

A corner mural

What do you call a mural on a corner??? A cornural?
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 18 March 2018

The winter menu

2 days till spring.That means it is still winter. Fresh snowfall last night. But anyway, you still need to know what's there to eat, innit?

Saturday 17 March 2018

Friday 16 March 2018

Almost spring

Well, some kind of spring, the polar kind once again, as temperatures are dropping and dropping. And dropping to minus 10 degrees C  next week. Seychelles, here I come! I wish!

Thursday 15 March 2018

Fire in the sky

This morning's big lightshow, at around 6.30 AM. It didn't last for very long. What can be seen in the back is the Black Forest mountain range, in Germany, around 20 miles, 30 km away.

Tuesday 13 March 2018


I was happily surprised to find this postcard, in midst of all the "greetings from Strasbourg" and recipe cards! Colorful.
And yes, you can buy postcards with good alsatian recipes, pretty much everywhere!

Monday 12 March 2018

Sunday 11 March 2018

Saturday 10 March 2018


Tough! It's winter, the leaves have gone, everybody can see you!

Friday 9 March 2018

Food delivery!

A rest, before a long day. When Foodora meets Deliveroo, 2 companies delivering restaurant food. Long hours, little money.

Thursday 8 March 2018

Wednesday 7 March 2018

There be dragons... Post 601

I used to see many dragons during my years in Barcelona (they love theNot many of them here. A chinese restaurant. Or is it vietnamese???

Monday 5 March 2018

The Eastern Forest

I'm back! I moved to the outskirts of Strasbourg, to a bigger, nicer and much cheaper brand new flat in the small town of Ostwald (the eastern forest, in german), Oschwald in Alsatian. And I have a balcony now, yeah babies!!! BBQs soon!
Anyway, this is the view from my east facing balcony (yeah!), with the german Black Forest in the background.The Black Forest is very white and snowy right now, btw.
Good to be back, after 9 days of very limited phone internet, no TV, no landline, but with downright polar weather. I somehow survived.