Monday 30 April 2018

Freedom, yeah

A Monday Mural, just next to the local refugees administration.
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 29 April 2018

Saturday 28 April 2018


700 years old stonework... I'm always amazed by the sheer quality and beauty of the statues embellishing our cathedral here. This said, no idea who the figures are...
For the last 2 centuries or so, we have a problem here, called pollution. In my youth, the whole cathedral, made of pink stone, was actually black. Continuous, neverending cleaning and restoring (acid rain dissolves stone), and slowly, very slowly, the pink stone reappears. No problems finding a job for stonemasons here!

Friday 27 April 2018

Weekend in black and white

5 minutes from home... Waiting for the swamp monster to come out for the photo...
Please click here now, more b&w galore!

Thursday 26 April 2018

Wednesday 25 April 2018

1 Place Broglie

A protected art deco building, built by a hairdresser in 1900, with probably the most outstanding door in town!

Monday 23 April 2018

Having a laugh

Those 2 gargoyles always make me smile. I wonder what they're laughing about... Me? The tourists? Are they planning their next shenanigans? We will never know. I've tried to ask them, but was met with a stony silence.

Sunday 22 April 2018

Number 13

A ceramist workshop in the city center. The warm colors make it look mediterranean. But alas, the Med is so far away...

Saturday 21 April 2018

Weekend in black and white

Running a bit out of Strasbourg photos... So, here is one from Italy, last summer. More b&w here, as usual.

Thursday 19 April 2018

What's on the menu?

Tourist checking the menu of this ultra-touristic restaurant in the heart of the tourist zone. Well, don't ask me, Mister: I've never eaten here!

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Looks like...

It looks like spring, doesn't it? WRONG!!! We bypassed spring, and went directly to glorious summertime. 27 degrees C as I write this, 80 degrees F.
As Napoleon Bonaparte's mother famously said as he became emperor: pourvu que ça dure, let's hope it will last!

Tuesday 17 April 2018

A monday mural, on tuesday

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
Seen on a school, here in Strasbourg.
More Monday Murals here.

Monday 16 April 2018

My corner of the woods

I moved a few weeks ago, to a nicer, bigger and cheaper flat. This is 5 minutes from home, walking distance. My kind of surroundings!

Sunday 15 April 2018

My favorite Ys

SunnY, mistY and verY earlY, when the rest of the worls still sleeps

Saturday 14 April 2018


Some more details on a 16th century house neat the cathedral. It is oak, I think, which is pretty hard to engrave. Good job!

Friday 13 April 2018

Just a detail

A small detail at the 1003 years old cathedral.
The Weekend in Black and White is right... here

Thursday 12 April 2018

Place du Chateau

The Place du Chateau, or Castle Square. From left to right: a post office, the cathedral, a high school, and last but not least, the former palace of the prince-bishops of Rohan, now hosting not less than 3 museums and an art gallery.

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Lunchtime, folks!

Buerehiesel: alsatian for a small farmhouse. This particular farmhouse was disassembled and rebuilt in Paris, for the 1865 Universal Exhibition, before going back to Strasbourg. Nowadays, a famous 3 stars restaurant since 1970, with a nice timepiece and garden. Wish I could afford it!

Tuesday 10 April 2018

By fair weather...

... you can see the Feldberg, the Black Forest's highest mountain in Germany, and you see it from my balcony, lucky me!
Well, only by clear weather, as the thin needle on the right side, actually a huge tv antenna, is 85 km, 50 miles away. Best moment to see it is just before sunrise.

Monday 9 April 2018

Gone fishing

Apart from being a nice Chris Rea song...
The weather got suddenly very acceptable! 25 degrees C yesterday, imagine that! I'm slowly defrosting.

Friday 6 April 2018

49 shades of...

Grey Easter weekend in Amsterdam.
As usual on friday, click here to see more excellent black and white photos. Free grey included!

Thursday 5 April 2018

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Whirlwind trip to...

45 hours in lovely Amsterdam...
Un petit tour bien trop rapide (et fatiguant) à Amsterdam ce weekend...