Saturday 30 June 2018

Skywatch Friday

One early morning last Spring...
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Friday 29 June 2018


Already 20 years since they landed, and still no sign of fantastic artifacts... Didn't they come to save the world from the human infection???
More b&w here.

Thursday 28 June 2018

Have a seat...

...and watch people go by, at the Vasco de Gama shopping center in Lisbon, Portugal.

Tuesday 26 June 2018


The albino wallaby at the small zoo in the Orangerie Park.
Btw, smoking is now forbidden in any park here now. Strasbourg is the first french to introduce this municipal law. Yeah mates!

Monday 25 June 2018

Sunday 24 June 2018

Don't push!

Weird name for a restaurant: granny in the nettles. It is based on an old french expression, don't push granny in the nettles, ne pas pousser mémé dans les orties, which means don't overdo it.Not sure if I want to eat there...Although, it could mean the exact opposite. Well, we'll see.

Friday 22 June 2018

Harley days

Old picture from my Barcelona blog.
The weekend is, of course, black and white! Just click...HERE!

Thursday 21 June 2018

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Aaron Lordson, aka post 700

I came across this togolese singer this morning... Now, there are many street entertainers in town, some good, some rather awful. But this guy stands definitely out, with the soul in his voice!
You can find many videos on YouTube... Go for it, he is really good!

Monday 18 June 2018

A monday mural, ay caramba!

A mexican-themed restaurant in Olhao, Algarve, Portugal. Well, not sure about storks in Mexico (probably) but there are thoudands in the Algarve, thousands! So, I guess the artist wanted to add some local color to his mural.
As usual on monday, you can see many more Monday Murals here.
Good dentist, btw.

Sunday 17 June 2018

Rue des Tonneliers

English: cooper street. One of the oldest streets in town, near the Ill river. Making wine barrels since at least 1240 AD, big ones. No coopers left in town nowadays, as far as I know.
I'm quite happy with my work today, so, very exceptionally, I'm including the original photo.

Saturday 16 June 2018

Bredele anyone?

We call them bredele, small breads. A small part of a nearly infinite variety of biscuits or cookies you have here. They are traditionally eaten at Christmas, but you can enjoy them all year long. There are shops that sell nothing else. If you love butter and sugar, go for it!

Thursday 14 June 2018

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Last summer...

...aka 2 weeks ago, before the big gates holding back the huge, giganormous amounts of rain opened. Floods everywhere now, even some whole vineyards washed away. WHAT WILL WE DRINK THEN?????

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Olhao by night

Well, another shot from the Algarve, the lovely town of Olhao.

Monday 11 June 2018

Cliché day, monday murals day :-)

Well. I just came back from a mostly grey, windy and wet week in Portugal. Had a good time though.
In Portugal, everybody knows people eat and live from PEIXE, fish. 365 cod recipes, as the saying goes. A friend of mine has a restaurant at the Ribeira market in Lisbon, specializing in cod. He created many more recipes, as you can do about anything with cabalhau, cod. According to him, there are many more than just miserly 365 recipes.
My personal favorite is bacalhau com natas, Heavy, but sooooo good!
Monday is mural day, Monday Murals. I took this photo in Faro, Algarve, last Friday. Now, the time CLICK has come!

Sunday 10 June 2018

Chuva, rain

Well, my holidays, vacaçoes, finish where they started, in (still???) rainy Porto. Going home north tomorrow, where it is warm!!! Porto is beautiful in the rain!

Saturday 9 June 2018

Welcome to the Oriente!

Several train stations in Lisbon, Lisboa, are architectural masterpieces. There is beautiful Rossio station...Well, this where I arrived today, a gare do Oriente, the Oriente train station. Well, you'll find it on many blogs, websites, postcards, and so on.This is my take.
This is a scheduled post, as I am busy for the rest of the day. Sorry, flks, will be back live tomorrow!

Friday 8 June 2018

Bones aplenty

Faro is the capital of the Algarve region, and also the main airline hub for the area. Most tourist fly into Faro, but don't stay there, preferring their beach resorts.
As for me, having been there countless times, I like Faro! And there are things to see there that you wont see in your beach resorts. Like this chapel made of human bones... Part of the town's very very richly decorated cathedral. Actually really over the top to my taste.
And yes, the skulls are real!

Thursday 7 June 2018


Well, what can say? Here is where I spent my day.
I could have called this post: red. I look like a cooked lobster, despite of the 50 sun cream...

Wednesday 6 June 2018


High time for me to find a desert island, with no internet, no phones, no TV, no radio, no newspapers... And NO FOOTBALL!!! It's starting soon, be warned!
Anyway, a cow on a skateboard??? Might be for something else, who knows...

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Out and about, and on a walkabout

Well, this is not Strasbourg...I needed a break, after this dreary winter. A beach break. A portuguese beach break. So, here I am in Olhao, Algarve, southern Portugal, just above Africa, yet another of my old homes. Seville is nearby as well. More about my portuguese adventures tomorrow, when I go (re)discover the Ria Formosa

Monday 4 June 2018

A Monday Mural

Spanish cutie, all the way from Barcelona!
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BTW, that's me, taking the photo:

Sunday 3 June 2018

A new friend

How much that doggy in the bookshop???
That cutie is really sticking to his stick!

Saturday 2 June 2018

Weekend in b&w

Spotted in front of a old haunt of mine, in a German city nearby...
More b&w for this weekend!

Friday 1 June 2018

This month's CDP theme day is!

This is me, on my first birthday, a short(ish) while ago. Well, I changed. BTW: not a selfie.
More photos and posts, here! Go on go on go on, just click!