Monday 31 December 2018

A Monday mural

A feminine and Portuguese version of the  elephant man. Seen in Lisbon last summer.
Want to see more? Just click here!

Sunday 30 December 2018

Ilha de Armona

It's cold, it's grey...The Australian heat wave sounds delightful!
Enjoy a bit of color!

Thursday 27 December 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Tuesday 25 December 2018

Joyeux Noel!

Above, it's Alsatian for merry Christmas and a happy new year. You probably guessed... :-)
Frohe Weihnachten, God Jul, buon natale, feliz navidad, bon nadal, kali chronia, nollaig shona, feliz natal, craciun fericit.

Monday 24 December 2018

Ho Ho Ho!

Guess who is coming tonight, on his fancy green ride? Well, did you behave this year, have you been a good girl/boy?

Saturday 22 December 2018


Like a fool, needing some parsley, I ventured into town this morning. Very bad idea! I absolutely HATE queuing in shops! Luckily, I managed to escape the "last Saturday before Christmas shopping chaos" unscathed (coffee helped). My bad: should have thought about that parsley before.

Friday 21 December 2018

Weekend in black and white

Winter is coming! At 22h 22 minutes and 44 seconds exactly tonight, local time. All those of you on holidays: don't overdue it :-) !
More b&w here

Thursday 20 December 2018

Last day

Last few hours of autumn, although it is not really ending. Looks like early spring, march kind of weather.

Wednesday 19 December 2018


Well, last Sunday's snow has all gone. We will probably have the warmest Christmas in decades, grey and around 15 degrees C, or 60 F.
Last chance to see the Christmas market, as it closes on the 24th, 5 or 6 PM!

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Monday 17 December 2018

Ein Monday Mural in Berlin

See, you understand German! :-)
A part of the old Berlin wall called East Side Gallery. 110 artists were asked to decorate a one mile long stretch of the wall, back in 1991.
More excellent Monday Murals here

Sunday 16 December 2018


And BANG! Suddenly, overnight,  it's winter! The white kind, not the fake grey and dreary one.
One question though: will we finally have a white Christmas???
More Weekend Reflections here

Friday 14 December 2018

All hands on

Part of the East Side Gallery, the decorated remains of old Berlin Wall.
More b&w here, as usual

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Je suis Strasbourg

Terror attack here last night, 3 dead, 13 injured, 8 of them between life and death. The lone shooter fled. Cherif, 29 years old, radicalised Muslim, born and bred in Strasbourg, was arrested 27 times in France, Germany and Switzerland, the first time aged 10, spent several years in jail. He was well known by the anti-terrorist police, and

Tuesday 11 December 2018

The Dom

This the protestant cathedral in Berlin, just next to the world famous Pergamon museum, on the Museum Island, on a glorious but freezing day The entrance will set you back 7 euros...
More about it here, in English.

Monday 10 December 2018

Happy GDR propaganda

Mural seen last week in Berlin, at the old aviation ministry at nazi times, under Herrmann Goering, , now the finance ministry. No idee why they left this huge mural from communist times, when the building was used as the "ministry of ministries"...From what I know, the life in the former German Democratic Republic wasn't exactly rosy, with a sixth of the population members of the Stasi, and spying on everybody...
Next week, I'll show the East Side Gallery in Berlin, part 1 of...many
More Monday Murals here

Sunday 9 December 2018

Action Catholique

The place is always closed, as it is an office building of the catholic church. First time I've been inside. The courtyard is used this month to sell monastic artwork, food and handicraft, as part of the Christmas market.

Friday 7 December 2018


So, I spent a few days in Amsterdam and Berlin. This is somewhere near Alexanderplatz in Berlin. The locals call it "Alex".
This is for the Weekend in black and white meme.
And also for the Weekend Reflections meme.

Thursday 6 December 2018

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Take a seat!

Inviting, innit? I'll have a triple expresso, please! And a foot massage: too much walking lately, in Amsterdam and Berlin.

Tuesday 4 December 2018


Hallo from Berlin!
Madness. This word describes perfectly too many things...Not only the Berlin wall above... We're living in a world going increasingly mad, at high speed.