Sunday 28 July 2019

Impromptu biergarten with a view

Ah, the pleasures of summer... After yet another thoroughly tropical heatwave, after a wet and stormy weekend, let's have a drink!

Saturday 27 July 2019


Our pretty and very famous neighbor, in Germany. I think this is actually a spa.
More weekend reflections here

Monday 22 July 2019

A Monday Mural

Well, it's a dog. That's all I know about it.
Oh yes, it's in Tirana, Albania, near the Parliament.
More Monday Murals here.

Saturday 20 July 2019

A weekend reflection

Tirana, Albania, 2 weeks ago. 9.30 AM at the Skanderbeg square, the main square in town. Close to 40 degrees C already... Wish I could have joined them...
More weekend reflections here.

Thursday 18 July 2019

Bretzel Airlines

You know Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, and so on... But do you know Bretzel Airlines, the one and only one? No?
Well, it is not actually an airline, but a shop where you can buy funny shirts, mugs, bags, etc, all with an Alsatian theme.About bretzels (with a B here!), wine, tartes flambées...
Have a look on thheir airline shop, french only, here.
And no, they're not paying me in any way! Just a good place for funny presents.
God save the bretzel!

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Monday 15 July 2019

Një mur i hënës, a Monday Mural in Albania

An Albanian mural. The municipality of Tirana welcomes street artists, they even issued a booklet explaining some of the murals, in both Albanian and English. Not this one.
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday 14 July 2019

Weekend reflection yawn

Dubrovnik airport, yesterday at 6 AM, after an almost sleepless night, and before the coffee shop opening... Not easy.
More weekend reflections here

Saturday 13 July 2019

Weekend in black and white, or where Richard the Lionheart meets an iron throne in Qarth

Absolutely beautiful island, with a rich history...Lokrum Island, just 600 meters from Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Croatia. Yesterday.
According to the legent, King Richard was shipwrecked here in 1192. There is also something of an insane queen, the emperor of Mexico, and lots of peacocks and dangerous rabbits. Read on, here.
Incidentally, for the lovers of such things, the city of Qarth stood here. You know, the one from Game of Thrones. Haven't seen a single episode, but I have a photo of te iron throne.
I read the books though!!!
Anyway, it's the weekend, and it's black and white.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

I was just above you

Yesterday, above a inviting looking beach near Budva, Crna Gora, aka Montenegro.

Monday 8 July 2019

Mos paragjyko/Do not judge

Well hello again from Tirana, Albania! Tirana is an absolute dream for street art lovers! It's EVERYWHERE!!!
This is by Serbian artist Artez, do not judge. There is a lock on the bicycle, does he steal it, did he loose the key, what's happening???
More Monday Murals here
Do not judge.

Sunday 7 July 2019

A weekend reflection

As a former burger of Amsterdam, I  got used to see the many big I love Amsterdam signs all around town.
But this not Amsterdam, this is Tirana, capital of Albania, aka Shqiperia. I went this morning to the monumental Skanderbeg square, the centre of Tirana. But wtf is Chameria??? It's complicated! Have a look here.
And here as well, many more reflections to be found..
HOT here!!!

Thursday 4 July 2019

On the blue again

Well, this is not Strasbourg (I wish).
"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean". Arthur C. Clarke
Why are we so attracted to the ocean? Maybe because that's were we came from...
Anyway, this is the Ionian Sea, between Greece and Albania. Enjoy!

Monday 1 July 2019

A Monday Mural

A brand new mural in the rue du jeu des enfants, children's play street. Looks quite joyous and jolly (jumper?)
More Monday Murals here.