Sunday 28 February 2021

Be merry on Place Gutenberg!

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg invented printing in Strasbourg. He didn't invent this merry go round on his homonymous square.

Friday 26 February 2021

"I'm well done on this side. Turn me over!"

St Lawrence is supposed to have said it, when he was martyred on the grill. Immortalised in stone on our cathedral here in Strasbourg. The pink sandstone  stonework dates back 800 years... 

More b&w for this weekend here.

Wednesday 24 February 2021


Well, I'm not a vegetarian... But I do love veggies! The region is extremely fertile.

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Monday 22 February 2021

A Masked Mexican Monday Mural, aka MMMM

Pre-covid Mexican wrestler masks in Strasbourg? How curious.

More Monday Murals here


Sunday 21 February 2021


Don't want cooking? Well,  all restaurants are closed since October, open only for take away and deliveries.
 Delivery companies take 30% of the food you order from struggling restaurants... Capitalism. I don't use them, I prefer take away or cooking myself. Ubereats and other vultures? NO WAY! My money goes to the few open restaurants. Directly.

Friday 19 February 2021

Waterloo in black and white

OMG! Now why did I choose this photo??? Now I have this horrible earworm plaguing me! Do you know Abba? I HATE ABBA!!! Their ""muzak"" literally makes my skin crawl.

Anyway, click here to see more b&w photos this weekend. Or later. Oh, btw: this is Waterlooplein metro station in Amsterdam, me olde home.

Sincere apologies for the earworm!!!!!

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Cloudy day

It was on cloudy day, near the museum of modern art, the glass building on the side.

Monday 15 February 2021

Thursday 11 February 2021

Winter fairyland

The Petite France area, a world heritage site, is specially beautiful during a rare snowfall.

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Getting "warmer"!

Well, it's getting slightly "warmer", minus 12 degrees C, 10 degrees F with the wind chill, a good deal "warmer" than this morning.

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Monday 8 February 2021

Sunday 7 February 2021

I want to ride my bicycle...

But... My bicycle is broken. Damn. What to do??? 

Easy peasy: I use one of the free bike repair stations!

Friday 5 February 2021

Thursday 4 February 2021

Red Dwarf

I am a big science fiction fan, always have been. I used to love a british scifi comedy series in the 90es, Red Dwarf.

This said, this is the ensign of a bar. Closed since October, like all restaurants, cafés, cinemas, theatres, museums.................

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Hortus conclusus, the enclosed garden

Mimmo Paladino is the author of this... strange beast at the museum of contemporary art in Strasbourg.

"Without ears, mane or tail, this primitive equine evokes the Trojan horse and the cunning of the Greeks to enter the city. But made of precious materials, hieratic and hoisted on a terrace, this horse is not a wooden horse or a decoy. Recurring in the artist's work, it evokes more the passage from the world of the dead to that of the living, like a psychopump god, who in mythology leads and guides the souls of the dead. Other works by the artist bear the same title and refer to this same symbolism which escapes that of the medieval representation of the Hortus conclusus, that is to say of the Virgin and Child in the garden of Paradise."