Tuesday 30 April 2024

A blast from the past

Meeting Janis, the four boys from Liverpool, Zagor, the Floyd, Asterix and Obelix in Belgrade, 18 months ago. I really need to go back to the Balkans, so much still to see there! And it's relatively cheap, which is good for my small pension.

Saturday 27 April 2024


Young marines from the Scuola Navale Militare Francesco Morosini, in Venice. More weekend/street reflections right...here


Friday 26 April 2024

Place du Marché Neuf

Or New Market Square, minutes away from the cathedral. The "new" market dates back to 1738 AD, until the late 19th century. Nowadays, it's a shady parking lot, with a nice fountain.

I keep wondering about the number of "Newmarkets" wordwide...

Thursday 25 April 2024

Old books and foie gras

2  specialties in Strasbourg, UNESCO book world capital 2024: ancient books and foie gras from ducks. A good book and some foie gras on a warm toast. And a nice cup of coffee, of course!

Tuesday 23 April 2024


Typical houses in the old town. Most are dating back to the 15th century, some much older, as early as the late 13th (1298 AD).

Monday 22 April 2024


Igualdad = equality. No idea what it is about... Some Samoan looking guy holding sausages and a bagpipe, with some devils... Anyway, more Monday murals right... here.

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


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


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


 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.