Thursday 18 April 2024

Opéra national du Rhin

Built in 1821,damaged several times (wars), more about it here. And for this season's program, en English, German or French, click here.
 

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Lavoir

The lavoir, or public wash house, where people washed their clothes before washing machines. This one is on the Aar, one of the rivers in Strasbourg. Abandoned in 1960, later renovated.
 

Monday 15 April 2024

Fighting religious hatred



I posted this photo 3 years ago. The LGBTQ theme decorated tramway. 3 years ago. To this day, I am still getting hateful comments, mainly from so-called "Christians" in the US (so it seems) and from Muslims. The last one today. Good enough reasons for posting it again. Fuck those religious assholes                                                                            ☝
I'm a atheist hetero btw, but it does not matter!

 

Saturday 13 April 2024

Meiselocker

A statue in the old town , gifted by the city of Munich in 1929. It's the tit piper. Tit, the birds, meise in Alsatian, mésanges in French. A poem on it's base, in Alsatian:

“Hey guys, it’s a beautiful morning.

You don't want us to attract tits?

There, in the Rhine forest, or in the lark field,

There are great tits, blue tits,

crested tits in large numbers.

Anyone who has never baited tits is not a real boy! »

 

Friday 12 April 2024

A glimpse...

... into the European Parliament. More b&w right...here. And more weekend reflections right...there.
 

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Estação ferroviária de São Bento

Wonderful train station in Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a national monument of Portugal. More info here.
 

Monday 8 April 2024

Che-Ganesha


 Old photo, taken in Barcelona, 10-12 years ago. More Monday murals right...here.

Sunday 7 April 2024

Le Chat des Rives de l'Aar

The cat from the Aar river bank. A statue by Alain Séchas, 

"What interests me in the archetype of the cat [...] it is his amazement of stupor, his eyes, his absence of a smile which have been there since eternity, of the Egyptian cat to the one that caresses on his knees." A. Séchas


[...] This sculpture is placed in parallel with the river; On the road and rail, a real indicator of the flows, and the arrows on the asphalt also seem to indicate the meaning of its movement. If this cat is part of a before or after the scene on the neighboring ticket column, it is also available for other narrative connections linked to the vagaries of traffic. He carries the memory of the statuary, it is she who gives him his posture, but his gaze is turned towards the present and it is not accomplished as a work as in the passage of a train.

 

Saturday 6 April 2024

Barrage Vauban

An old fortification around town, defending Strasbourg from the bad French or German armies, depending of the years/centuries... Photo taken last autumn.
More weekend reflections right... here

Friday 5 April 2024

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Monday 1 April 2024

City Daily Photo's April theme day: medicine

My first ever brush with intensive care, 14 years ago, as my heart wasn't ticking properly. Fixed, at the Sant Pau hospital in Barcelona.

More photos about this theme here.
 

Sunday 31 March 2024

Kougelhopf!

Oh man, I love that stuff! Sweet, with raisins, or salty, with walnuts and bacon bits (my favorite). Very common here in Alsace, but also in most central European countries.
 

Friday 29 March 2024

Gay Pride

Gay Pride in Barcelona, a few year ago. More gorgeous b&w right... HERE.
 

Thursday 28 March 2024

A drink en terrasse

A terrasse in France is an area outside a restaurant where people eat or drink. Not really during this rainy week though. But last week was fine.
 

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Monday 25 March 2024

Spring

After 2 warm weeks, weather is finally back to normal. We even has hail on Saturday.
 

Friday 22 March 2024

The tramway

What! An empty tramway, doors open, no conductor... Joyride??? Tempting... LOL

More b&w right... here.
 

Sunday 17 March 2024

Grand Rue

Spring. When many still wear a coat, closed shoes, winter wear... And there is this guy.
 

Thursday 14 March 2024

Old photo

From a trip to the wonderful Rila monastery in Bulgaria, a few years ago.
 

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Mazzorbo

Exploring some of the inhabited islands in the Venice laguna by vaporetto, water bus.
 

Sunday 10 March 2024

Saturday 9 March 2024

Wet day in the laguna

Although whoever has the British umbrella might be used to the weather... More weekend reflections here.
 

Friday 8 March 2024

Quayside pizzeria

Torcello island, near Venice. I am more than ready for a nice pizza, or some fritto misto (fried fishes here)!!! Spaghetti for starters, of course!
 

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Monday 4 March 2024

Spring.

16 degrees C, not a cloud in sight last weekend. Bliss.