Thursday 31 May 2018

The hidden bookshop

A few meters from the cathedral, away from the tourist hordes... A bookshop, hidden in one of the many inner courtyards in town. Selling rare books.

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Calm before the storm

Summer in the city. Wish I could join them, but I was in a hurry.
Violent thunderstorms predicted for later today. We'll see.

Tuesday 29 May 2018

La sonnette

I am among the first occupants of a brand new building. Which has many perks: clean, sunny, airy, everything works, etc. But I would gladly swap for a flat in the building which has this doorbell!

Monday 28 May 2018

Beauty and the beasts

An old photo, taken in Barcelona a few years ago, during Gay Pride.
More Monday Murals!

Sunday 27 May 2018

The museum's garden

One of many hidden gardens or courtyards in Strasbourg. This one is at the cathedral's museum

Thursday 24 May 2018

Global warming

I love oleander!!! One of the few flowers I can recognize and name. I've seen a awful lot of them in places like Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, places where I feel at home. Imagine my surprise this spring when I noticed them in Strasbourg. They are not growing wild like in the south, but still: what does a middle eastern flower have to do here, so far north??? They are everywhere now. So, global warming deniers, how do you explain this???

Wednesday 23 May 2018

A bridge to the Neustadt

Probably the nicest bridge in town! A bridge between the old town, aka the city center, aka la grande ile, big island, and the new town, German: Neustadt, the monumental area built by the German occupiers around the 1870es. Which passes as new hereabouts.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Into the green

What a nice, bucolic, romantic, warm, etc,  day yesterday was, in the Petite France, along the river Ill!

Monday 21 May 2018

De Pijp mural

A ray of sunshine in cold and grey Amsterdam, last month., near the Albert Cuyp market, in the Pijp area
Click here to see more Monday Murals.
You also might like this gem, from 2 days ago.
Which brings to wishing a blessed Ramadan to those who follow it!

Sunday 20 May 2018

TV? Internet? Chores?

Here is another idea for your Whitsunday. Being a danger for others and myself on a bicycle, I went for a walk.

Saturday 19 May 2018


Hidden away in a leafy courtyard, behind a bookshop, in an over 2000 years old street... Mother Teresa, of Skopje, Macedonia, and of India. One of my personal heroes, since first I met her in the 80es, and a huge influence in my life. I was lucky enough to meet her several times, in India and elsewhere, Saint Teresa of Calcutta/Kolkata.

Friday 18 May 2018

36 shades of grey

Quiet street in the city center.
Join us, like almost every weekend, to see more b&w. Where? Here, of course!

Thursday 17 May 2018

Tuesday 15 May 2018

What time is it, Herr Doktor Einstein?

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation. Michael Jackson

Monday 14 May 2018

From the air we share

From the air we share is the name of a HUGE mural from FAILE, a Brooklin collectif . Made for the 20th anniversary of our local modern art museum. This is only a small part of it...
An artist at work:
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Sunday 13 May 2018

Caddie art

Part of the 20th anniversary of the modern art museum. I like it! You've seen caddies on the US, Dubai, in your favorite supermarket or airport, but what you might not know is that they made 30 km from here. They're used in over 130 countries.

Saturday 12 May 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018


The water-lily, in midst of waters, opens its leaves and expands its petals, at the first pattering of the shower, and rejoices in the raindrops with a quicker sympathy than the packed shrubs in the sandy desert. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wednesday 9 May 2018

9 years on CDP

Yesterday, I went for a little walkabout to Karlsruhe, 80 km away in Germany. Summerly temperatures, 29 degrees C, a balm to my old bones. A bit of celebrating: I started on City Daily Photographers 9 years ago in Barcelona, may 9th, 2009
Karlsruhe offers many nice views, not all of them architectural or botanical...

Tuesday 8 May 2018


After reading the very bad news from Washington's swamp, here is a photo, taken tonight around 9 PM, of the tramway bridge across the river Rhine. For us here, it is a symbol of peace and unity, more then just a quick way to go shopping.

Sunday 6 May 2018

A portrait

Portrait of a lady with strange yellow hat. Just a moment in time.

Saturday 5 May 2018

Something you don't see everyday...

...unless you are in Strasbourg, of course. This is a real skeleton of a real, but unfortunately long dead, mammoth, the biggest and best preserved ever found. Or so they say. It is part of a citywide exhibition called "magnificent industry".

A little explaining...This magnificent beast is in a waterproof box, "floating" over fountains. It was bought, for many many euros, by a company specialising in waterproofing. Soon enough, the mammoth will be decorating the entrance of their HQ. Meanwhile, you can see it here.
Should be in a museum, according to me...

Thursday 3 May 2018


Not Strasbourg today, but Porto airport, aka OPO. I was there for a few days, and I absolutely loved it!

Wednesday 2 May 2018

New avatar

To celebrate our modern art museum's 20th anniversary, the city council invited FAILE, 2 artists from Brooklin. They are now busy redecorating the town. So, the main train station has a new avatar ...

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Theme day: laugh

It's the monthly City Daily Photographer's theme day! This month's theme: laugh. Well, I don't usually shoot people, so here is an old photo, from my old Barcelona blog, from the times when I first ued HDR photography. Gay Pride, 6 or 7 years ago.
To see what my friends did on this theme, well it's easy! Just click here! And have a laugh!