Thursday 31 January 2019


Theme day tomorrow, the theme is: white. It snowed a little last night, but now, at 2 PM, it's all gone. The weather report predicted a snow apocalypse, but...FAKE NEWS, lol.
A lot more white here.
Post dedicated to my friends  Gunn and Steve.:-)

Wednesday 30 January 2019


A shiny oldtimer! The 2cv, (deux chvaus, 2 horses, aka deudeuche) the quintessential french car, rarely to be seen nowadays. They were built from 1948 till 1990. Want one? They can cost over 12000 euros.
More here.

Tuesday 29 January 2019

The door to...

... well-being. Technical door to one of the thermal springs in the neighbor town of Baden-Baden, 40 km away in Germany. One of the springs of my favorite spa, the Friedrichsbad

Monday 28 January 2019


A typical parisian bistrot, or bistroquet. Some say that the word bistro came from the russian word bistro, quickly, from when russian troops occupied Paris, during the napoleonic wars. As in: beer, quickly!
More about it here.
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 27 January 2019

Budapest, with Jethro Tull

Let's go away for a day... I discovered Budapest last summer, and I love the place (and the local prices).
The parliament, office of the troublesome Mr Orban.

My photo, but obviously not my video!

Saturday 26 January 2019

A weekend reflection painting of sorts

A little digital painting today, trying to render the impression of snowfall. Well, kind off.
The Petite France area, of course, such a good photo spot!
More weekend reflections here.

Friday 25 January 2019

Thursday 24 January 2019

Aubette on ice

This is the Aubette on place Kleber, the city's main square. An old garrison building from the mid 18th century. Nowadays, a shopping mall where you can have an Californian apple and Seattle coffee, among other things, with a concert hall. Oh: and the international bookshop, important!!!
This winter, there is also an ice rink in front. And a very convenient meeting point!

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Bye bye

No worries, it's not me, but the tree saying bye bye. It's been taken down as I write this. So, Christmas is definitely over.
It is snowing... Too late for a white Christmas.

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Petite France

After the catastrophic holiday season we've had, terrorist attack, yellow jackets, the city council apparently decided to leave the Christmas lights on a while longer.

Monday 21 January 2019

You're now entering the...

...japanese sector.
More from the Eastside Gallery in Berlin.

Many more Monday Murals here

Friday 18 January 2019

Weekend in black and white

I spent the day for the first time ever in Baden-Baden, a small and lovely spa town in the Black Forest, 40 km from here. In Germany. By browsing the net, I discovered that the town an important russian population in the 19th century. People like Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky,  Goncharov, many Romanovs stayed there... They all wanted to the local casino. There is even a russian orthodox church.
Anyway, more b&w here, as usual

Thursday 17 January 2019

Let the sunshine in!

Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

Wednesday 16 January 2019

The white Black Forest

The Schwarzwald range, seen from my balcony. Complete with the huge television antenna on top of the Feldberg, some 85 km, 50 miles away. I can only see only see that far by very clear weather.
It's getting colder, but no immense snowfalls like the ones causing chaos further east in Germany and Austria.

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Ain't no sunshine...

Well, we actually had a little sunshine yesterday, a few fleeting moments of vitamin Sun.

Monday 14 January 2019


German for peace. A mural on whet's left of the old Berlin wall.
More Monday Murals in Sami's colourful world

Friday 11 January 2019

Weekend in black and white

Like a bird on...a shopping trolley, as Leonard Cohen might (not) say...
More b&w this weekend here

Wednesday 9 January 2019


Mahatma Gandhi. My personal hero. The statue was a present from the Indian government to Strasbourg, in 2011. The artist is Ram Sutar, one of the foremost  Indian sculptors, also known for building the statue of unity in Gujarat, India.
Someone bring Gandhi some warmer clothes!!!

Tuesday 8 January 2019


Blue sky, last summer. Well, it is winter now, we just had a first very fleeting glimpse of blue sky this yrar, all 5 minutes of it. Yeah!

Monday 7 January 2019

A Monday Mural

Somewhere near the Marques de Pombal square in Lisbon, Portugal. Not a square square :-).I have no idea who they are.
More murals here this Monday
And don't miss last Monday's Elephant Woman mural!

Thursday 3 January 2019


Things one can do with old audio tapes. Called cassettes in french, shortened to k7. Do you still have yours?

Wednesday 2 January 2019

Palais des Rohan

The fountain next to the palace of the prince-bishops and cardinals of the Rohan family. A notable family from Brittany who at a time monopolized all the the secular and regular powers in town, with a whiff of game of thrones.
Well, I like this fountain. Can't say the same about the family.

Tuesday 1 January 2019

City Daily Photo theme day: photo of the year

Well, the choice was fairly easy this year! It might not be my best, but it is definitely my favorite photo of the year, during the first of my trips to Portugal, in January 2018.
To see more, just click here

Wishing you all a very happy 2019!