Tuesday 31 December 2019

My City Daily Photo of the year

Not my best photo this year, but one of my favorites: kids having fun. This was at the carnival in Valletta, Malta, last February.
More year's best or favorites here

Sunday 29 December 2019

Kaufhaus Modern

The oldest department store in town. Built by Germans, called first Kaufhaus Modern, modern department store, then  Magmod, (or Magmo, as most people used to say, forgetting the D at the end), now Galeries Lafayette. Selling mostly expensive brands nowadays

Saturday 28 December 2019

Thursday 26 December 2019

Last days

Tourists, only a few days left... The Christmas market is closing on December 30.

Sunday 22 December 2019

Got the winter blues?

Everything around here is dark and grey. Here is some much needed color.

Friday 20 December 2019

Weekend in black and white

Probably the most famous tree in town! Le platane de la Petite France, a plane tree in it's prime, only 352 years old. A good place to have a drink. During summer, that is, not now, unless of course you are wearing a heated diving suit.
More b&w here.
Friends of b&w, you might have a look at an earlier post, right here 

Thursday 19 December 2019


Already totally fed up with the grey and cold weather. Old photo, from much warmer and sunnier times

Monday 16 December 2019

(Not so) Heavenly sounds

Well, not heavenly to me... I really don't like most Christmas muzak!!! With a few exceptions. Definitely nothing I can hear in town. Fortunately (for me anyway), the people in charge took the decision to mute the muzak. GOOD!!!

Sunday 15 December 2019

Rainbow night

Tell me if I'm wrong, but I thing every single rainbow color is on display here...

Friday 13 December 2019

More tea, vicar?

One of my favorite tea shops in Strasbourg. Very close to the catholic seminary. Tea, vicars?
More weekend black and white photos here.

Thursday 12 December 2019

12 nights before...

The town looks beautiful, but far far too crowded. Over 2 million tourist expected over the holidays...

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Monday 9 December 2019

Saturday 7 December 2019

Wednesday 4 December 2019

River fortress...

Strasbourg is a fortress right now. We've had a terrorist attack last year during the Christmas market, a guy killed 5 people. So, the city center, an island in the river Ill, is secured. Thousands of police, army, other guards in town. Most bridges are closed, to enter the center, you have to open your bags and coats. Queuing up to 15 minutes. 3 weeks to go. This is one of the few access points.

Monday 2 December 2019

Um mural de segunda-feira

A Mexican-themed restaurant in Olhao, Algarve, southern Portugal.
More Monday Murals here, as usual.

Sunday 1 December 2019

City Daily Photo theme day

The theme today is: rainbow. Photo taken on a ferry between Italy and Spain.
Many more rainbows here.

Thursday 28 November 2019

Tomi did it

A statue, by our most famous strasbourgeois, Tomi Ungerer, who died a few months ago. More about him here.

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa, just leave your credit card under the tree. Thanks.

Tuesday 26 November 2019

L'écluse/the lock

Tourist boat leaving the lock in the Petite France, the old historical centre. The wooden barracks are part of the Christmas market.

Monday 25 November 2019

Saturday 23 November 2019

A weekend reflection

Well, this is not Strasbourg... I've been going to Venice since the early 80 es, just love the place, it's almost my second home. I speak veneto, the local dialect, and that helps!
Anyway, more weekend reflections from all over the world right...here.

Thursday 21 November 2019

La gare

Originally a 19th century building, built by Germans, nowadays covered by an UFO-like glass thinggy

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Parc Monceau

Paris. I used to live just 20 meters to the park's main entrance, in the mid-eighties. During my first foray into international cooperation and development. I love to go back now and then...

Monday 18 November 2019

A Monday Mural

Finished, not finished...The idea Europe is something that needs to be built, rebuilt, improved...
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 17 November 2019

Friday 15 November 2019

Weekend in black and white

One week till Christmas...Well, one week to the Christmas market anyway, aka Christkindelsmarik, the 450th year in a row. Not bad! Since 1570, every single year. You can find the program here, in French, German and English
More black and white here, as usual every weekend.

Thursday 14 November 2019


An old sign ar the Commerce Chamber. Looks imperial to me, but whIch empire, The French or the German one???

Monday 11 November 2019

A Monday Mural

A very old photo, from when I was living in Barcelona. I was sometimes going up "north" , to the very south of France. I never stayed in this camping (many nice hotels in Argeles), but I really like what they did here.
More Monday Mural here.

Friday 8 November 2019

Weekend in black and white

The island of San Michele, in the Venice laguna, halfway between Fondamenta Nuove and Murano The whole island is actually Venice's graveyard. The statue is called la chiatta di Dante, or Dante's gondola, by Russian sculptor Georgy FrangulyanIt depicts Dante and Virgil, going to the afterlife.
More b&w here