Thursday 26 March 2020


No, no sweets today, but an Indian recipe, cabbage with rice, with a dozen spices. The problem with being blocked at home is overeating. Trying to keep it at bay. A guy here in France run a marathon on his 7 meters long balcony. 6029 lengths, in 6 hours...

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Confinement, day 9

When you want to go out, but can't. It's lethally dangerous out there.

Tuesday 24 March 2020

European House of Headaches

Not a hospital, but the ECB, European Central Bank in GFrankfurt. Preparing the... after. Won't be easy, headaches a-plenty.

Monday 23 March 2020

A Monday Mural

Confinement, week 2. Well, he looks bored. I'm not! I have about a hundred cookbooks (never counted them), and with 2 small supermarkets 5 minutes away, I try to diversify my alimentation. What about you, how do you survive?
More Monday murals here.

Sunday 22 March 2020

Confinement, day 6. At home, on a nice sunny day

Wish I was on a boat, in South Pacific... Any Covid-19 on the Cook Islands???
More weekend reflections here

Friday 20 March 2020


Aka confinement, day 4. Trying to stay busy, but not going out.

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Monday 16 March 2020

Lock down, day 2

It's all so quiet... Waiting for an update from Mr Macron tonight. Will it be confinement, like in China, Spain, Italy?

Sunday 15 March 2020


Well... I was supposed to fly to Istanbul for a few days this week... A much needed break. Problem: France is a Covid-19 hotspot. So, a few days ago, Turkey imposed a 14 days quarantine to all coming from France and a few other countries. And then, was night, France was put on lockdown, until further notice. Can't even visit my old mum in her retirement home.

Saturday 14 March 2020

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Café Atlantico

We have several barges in town, used for theater, cabaret, culture, and... coffee. Soon enough, it will be warm enough to enjoy a coffee in the sun. But not today.

Monday 9 March 2020

Sloth and hoopoe

At a local shopping mall, by Florimond Mochel, a Strasbourg graphic designer. His website is here.
More Monday murals here.

Thursday 5 March 2020

Beer lights

Ac different kind of restaurant... Love it, even if I can't stand beer!

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Tuesday 3 March 2020

49 degrees of latitude north

67 km from Strasbourg as the crow flies, right in the center of the zoo in Karlsruhe, the monument signaling 49 degrees of latitude. Well, the monument is situated at exactly: N 48° 59.945 E 008° 23.999

Sunday 1 March 2020

Monthly theme day: municipal building

City daily photo's theme day. As I didn't have the time to find something in Strasbourg, here is an old photo, from a past life. The ayuntament, aka Barcelona city hall, during the yearly Merce festivities.
More to see here.