Sunday 31 July 2022

A rare sight

Fortunately, the big grey squirrels, who killed most of the red ones in the UK and in Ireland, haven't reached France yet.

Saturday 30 July 2022

Thursday 28 July 2022

Temple Neuf

The Temple Neuf, or new temple, is a protestant lutheran church in the town center. "New" is relative: the former church was destroyed during the franco-prussian war in 1870, rebuilt in 1877. The reconstruction was paid by the Prussians. Before, there was a big dominican convent, since the 13th century.
 Apparently, the church is very active

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Through the wineyard

Alsace is a wine country, good wines. Mostly white wine, and a rosé, called the rouge d'Ottrott. Rieslings, Sylvaners, Gewurtztraminer, Tokay... Come and get some!

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Monday 25 July 2022

A Monday Mural

Old photo. If I remember well, it was a fish shop. Or a fishy bar.

More Monday Murals at Sami's, right here.

Sunday 24 July 2022


Another old photo from my ears in sunny Barcelona. I used a free program called Luminance HDR.

Saturday 23 July 2022

Friday 22 July 2022

Finding the right spot

Always a tough decision, finding the right spot on the beach... Not too far from the water, but close to the beach bar, no bugs, not too crowded... It's a science! As for me, I LOVE desert beaches, where the next neighbor is a vague silhouette at the horizon.

Anyway, click here for more black and white.

Thursday 21 July 2022

14 juillet 2022, fête nationale

The day a mob stormed an old prison, Bastille Saint Antoine on July 14th, 1789, and liberated... 7 inmates. We celebrate this day since 1790, as it means the end of royalty. Mainly with fireworks. I took the photo from my balcony, 5 km away. Problem: immigrants and asylum seekers were camping in the park where it was supposed to happen. Not a problem for the municipality: send in the police! Hurray, we had our beloved firework! The campers are now back, waiting for their paperwork to come through. Takes years in France...

Wednesday 20 July 2022


Nice shady place for lunch in town. Shade absolutely needed, yesterday we had 38 degrees C, 100 F. Not better today. Thirsty times. Tip for tourists: in all French restaurants, water is free of charge.

Tuesday 19 July 2022

Monday 18 July 2022

Monsieur Chat

M. Chat, Mister Cat, created by Thomas Vuille.  Mr Cat is everywhere around the world, not only in Cheshire! Some right behind you, dude!

More Monday Murals here

Friday 15 July 2022

Thursday 14 July 2022

Up or down

Montmartre, Paris, a while ago. The Irish flags? Nice pub, resting after a hard climb.

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Foie gras, anyone?

Among other things, Strasbourg if famous for foie gras, goose liver pâté. If you're on a diet, it is not for you...;-)

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Small female dog weather

Heatwave, starting today. In French, we call it canicule, from the latin canicula, meaning small female dog. Canicula, aka Sirius (from the Greek seirius, fiery),  is the main star of the Canis Major (big dog) constellation, 8 light years away. Since antiquity, the ancients have observed that our sun rises and sets with Canis Major, in July and August, when the weather in France is hottest. Complicated Frenchies? Not really, lol. 

Therefore, a man and his dog. In winter.

Monday 11 July 2022

Saturday 9 July 2022

Friday 8 July 2022

Mr Canon

They really should a mask, as COVID is rising it's ugly head again. Seventh wave.
 More b&w here.

Thursday 7 July 2022


The lady saw me. She didn't run away, screaming! No, she smiled.

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Sunday 3 July 2022

Maremagnum, the great sea

Old photo, from my years in Barcelona. Maremagnum is a big shopping mall with cinema on an island in the Port Vell, Barcelona's old port.

Friday 1 July 2022


After too many years starring at too strong sunlight, after too many years starring at screens, I thought I needed new glasses. Fact is, I needed urgent eye surgery, cataract as I was going to lose my eyesight, which is not cool for a photographer... First eye 2 weeks ago, second yesterday. This is what I have to wear for 5 nights after each surgery. Oh good: I can read with it, it's transparent!

More b&w here, as usual.

And for  the City Daily Photo monthly theme day (theme: transparent, you guessed it), click here.