Wednesday, 30 December 2020


All restaurants, bars, winstub, cafés still closed till at least January 20th. Only take away and deliveries. Meanwhile Uber Eats and others "se font des couilles en or", "are getting golden testicles", or are making a killing. A colorfull and accurate French expression...

Monday, 28 December 2020


Happy new year, everybody! Wishing you all to be able to enjoy a Greek coffee, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΦΕΣ, some time next year!

More Monday murals from over the world here

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Light at the end of the ... year?

The week between Christmas and the new year always seems to me as being rather strange, a little out of time. Will 2021 be good?

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Wishing for...

Hoping that you'll all get what you wish for... Not necessarily something material!

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Last Christmas

This was last year. Not much to see, not much going on this year.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Morning has broken

As seen from my balcony. It may look cold, but we had 13 degrees C when I took this photo, at 7.30 AM, 55 F, very far above normal.

Monday, 21 December 2020

Sunday, 20 December 2020

2 years

Last time it snowed here, 2 years ago. Christmas forecast: rain, 11 degrees C, 52 F. Grey Christmas ahead.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Wavy reflections

Sun and sea... My favourite kind of reflections.

More weekend reflections

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Monday, 14 December 2020

Friday, 11 December 2020

Thursday, 10 December 2020

3 hours...

A 3 hours stroll through town. Not a minute longer, or we might get a 135 euros fine, in case of a police control. We use an app to generate an authorization for shopping, going to the doctor, shopping, and so on. This said, I haven't been controlled this year, not even once. I don't know anyone who has.

Monday, 7 December 2020

A bouquiniste mural

Spotted in Paris a while ago. The little guy says: nooooooooooooooo :-). One of many  bookseller's boxes, along the Seine river.

More Monday Murals at Sami's

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Stay home, they say...

While COVID  rages, here in France, tens of thousands of homeless men and women, refugees, asylum seekers are still living in the street, by wet and freezing weather. Once again, I'm ashamed of being French, even though the situation is the same everywhere... Helping where I can.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

December CDP theme day: comfort food

Comfort food... For me, it is pizza (among others, alsatian Flammekueche, most greek or indian food, thai, chinese, ethiopian...), preferably from a wood oven, preferably in Italy!

More comfort food right here

Monday, 30 November 2020

Sunday, 29 November 2020

La voile

Means the sail... Funny name for a péniche, a barge...

Friday, 27 November 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Rush hour

Well, not really now. This was taken during our first lockdown, on what is normally rush hour

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Waiting for Macron

A restaurant and a hotel. Both closed. Second lockdown in France. We are millions waiting for the French president to announce (hopefully good) news tonight at 8 pm.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

A shithead did it

Hundreds, maybe thousands of discarded masks on our streets here.... I went to the baker this morning, 400 meters away, I saw 7 discarded masks. My feelings? Furious, sad.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

A weekend reflection

Coming to your screens from Padova, Italy! A strange (for me) mixture of old and new.

More weekend reflections to your perusal

Monday, 16 November 2020


A picture close to my heart... Antifa means bad things in some countries (USA...), but what is Antifa? People fighting fascism, fighting hate. And this is GOOD!!! This is what we all need to do!

More Monday Murals here

Sunday, 15 November 2020

The watery fire station

Most firemen in France are volonteers, but not in Marseille  and Paris, where they are army units, called sapeurs pompiers, sapper firemen. More about this here.

Saturday, 14 November 2020