Thursday 29 November 2018


Some stalls selling things they do in the local monasteries and convent around.

I'm off for a few days from tomorrow, haven't decided yet if I'll take my laptop, or not. Anyway, see ya a bit later

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Oh deer!

Well, you kind of expect to see many Rudolfs as Christmas decorations. Not here, not this year! Deers are the new Rudolf, with or without red noses!

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Family fun

Fun to watch, but you wont get me on the rink! Safer from the outside! On Place Kleber, till the end of the year.

Monday 26 November 2018

Een maandagmuurschildering

A dutch Monday mural, seen in North Amsterdam, during one of my many trips there.
More Monday Murals here

Sunday 25 November 2018

The Finnish way

This years guest country of the Christmas market in Finland. This is how they smoke salmon here, on Place Gutenberg

Saturday 24 November 2018

It has started

The 449th Strasbourg Christmas market. Feel free to join the 2.5 millions tourist expected.

Friday 23 November 2018

Weekend in black and white

Port Vell, or old port, in Barcelona, from the times when I was living there.
More b&w here

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The piper

Near the cathedral, close to the FEC. If there are any Irish students residing there, I'm sure they love the name!!!

Tuesday 20 November 2018

3 days

3 days to go till the opening of the 448th Christmas markets. This year's guest country is Suomi Finland.
For us here, it means zillions of tourists crowding the streets, heavily armed army and police checking bags, coats, public transport problems... It is a good festive time, but we're glad when it's over!!! Last day: December 30th.

Monday 19 November 2018

A Monday railway mural

Last spring, 2 Newyorkers were asked to do an enormous mural on the glass bubble surrounding the central railway station here. This is a small portion of it.
More Monday Murals here, at Sami's colorful blog

Saturday 17 November 2018

Notre Dame

Morning stroll in town, looking for the first Christmas present. Cold but sunny, nice!!!

Friday 16 November 2018

Weekend in black and white

Probably the most beautiful tree in town!
More b&w here
The same tree below, in his best autumn garb

Thursday 15 November 2018

The Sea of Straw

Mar de Palha. Well, kind of. Not actually a sea, more a large bay, where the Tejo river, aka Tagus, flows in the Atlantic Ocean, in Lisbon, Portugal. The name comes from the color of the water at sundown. In the back, the 23 km long Vasco de Gama bridge.

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Monday 12 November 2018

Sunday 11 November 2018

100 years ago...

At the end of WW1, in November 1918, a red flag was floating on top of the cathedral. Strasbourg was declared a socialist republic, for about 10 days, until the french army "liberated" the town.
Last night, some partisans of the independence from France floated the "Rot Wiss" ,red and white alsatian flag on top of the same cathedral. It was removed by the police at 10.30 AM.
History repeating.
Below, the press photo;

Saturday 10 November 2018

A weekend reflection

Les Ponts Couverts, or covered bridges, part of the old fortifications around town. Well, we had to ward off the nasty Germans, innit!
More weekend reflections right here.

Thursday 8 November 2018

Towards the sun

It's a grey day, but I know the sun is up there, somewhere, somehow.

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Monday 5 November 2018

A Monday Mural

Well, what can I say? It's a camping, in Argeles, south of France
More Monday Murals right here.

Sunday 4 November 2018

Saturday 3 November 2018

The Amis are coming!

American jeep, seen this morning at a vintage fair.
This said, tRUMP, the demented psychopath,  is coming to Paris next week, for the WW1 commemorations, as guest of Macron. Wish I could go to Paris to join the protest!!!

Friday 2 November 2018

Weekend em preto e branco

On a very rainy and cold January  morning in Fatima, Portugal, eons ago...
Want some more b&w this weekend? Easy, just click here!

Thursday 1 November 2018

November theme day: friends

Some old friends and former colleagues of mines, in their best Sunday outfits...
More friendly photos and posts here