Thursday, 31 December 2015

L'intrus - The intruder

Un intrus!!! Vite, chassons ce rat musque!  Scene ordinaire du centre ville: 2 rats musques, au milieu de la gent ailee.

An intruder! Let's chase that muskrat away! And the second one too It is our city centre!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Une/a reflection

At the/a la Mediatheque Andre Malraux

See more weekend reflections here, and more monochrome shots here.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Les couleurs de la ville - A city full of colors

Many ancient buildings (a lot of them around!) were built from pink(ish) sandstone from the nearby Vosges mountains. But not all of them, fortunately!

Beaucoup de batiments anciens ont la couleur gris-rose sale caracteristique au gres des Vosges. Mais pas tous, heureusement!

Monday, 28 December 2015

A warrior's rest... Le repos d'un guerrier...

Mister Claus had a warm welcome, after his trip...

Madame Noel souhaita la bienvenue a son homme...

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Le Carre d'or, the golden square...

Le Carre d'or, an area at the heart of the Grande Ile, the island between both arms of the river Ill. Was until december 24th the location of one of 9 Christmas markets.

The Carre d'or, au centre de la Grande Ile (entre les 2 bras de l'Ill), un des marches de Noel traditionnels.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Lighting candles

Do you light candles, like at ND de Strasbourg? Why do you do it?

Allumez-vous des cierges? Pourquoi?

Friday, 25 December 2015

Thursday, 24 December 2015


My favorite during the festive season: hot chestnuts! Want some???

Marrons chauds, mes amours! Meme si ce sont des chataignes!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Light - Lumiere

Another yearly Christmas decoration, on Place Gutenberg. Hurry up, closes on Christmas Eve.

Decoration annuelle, place Gutenberg, dans le village international. Depechez-vous, le marche de Noel ferme le 24 decembre.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

1000 ans/years

1000 years... Not me: the cathedral, in the background!

1000 ans... Pas mon age, mais celui de la cathedrale, silhouettee au fond de la rue!

Monday, 21 December 2015

La vieille dame - The old lady

And here she is, our 1000 years old lady.

Et la voici, notre vieille dame millenaire.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Germany, as it is NOT!

We went for a bit of shopping to our neighbor city Kehl am Rhein, on the German side of the border. Whilst waiting for my wife on a bench in the local shopping mall, a family, a kid with 2 adults in their 30es, passed by. The woman said, I quote: don't buy from this (clothes) shop, they are Jews. The man agreed. In German, a language which I speak fluently.
Just outside the same mall, I took this photo.
It says: here lived
Julius Dreifuss, dead after being deported. Paris, 1943
Rosa Dreifuss, deported in 1940, dead the same year.
Harry Bruchsal, fled to Palestine, survived.
Sofie Bruchsaur, deported, murdered in Auschwitz
Julius Dreifuss, fled to Palestine, survived.

Just a reminder to that minority (or so I hope). I am Jewish, I am Christian, I am a Muslim, I am an atheist. I am gay. If you don't like it, go to hell.
Oh, you're already there...

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Thursday, 17 December 2015

India - Inde

Not just traditional and local stuff at the Christmas market, thankfully!

Pas uniquement la couleur locale au marche de noel, heureusement!

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Strasbourg: the pig issue

How to recognize a butcher shop at Christmas.

Comment reconnaitre une boucherie porcine a Noel.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Aux amours citoyens

Paraphrasing the chorus of the Marseillaise, the french national hymn (written a few meters from here, btw) : aux armes citoyens, to your weapons, citizens, replacing weapons by love. This is manifestation of support, at the aftermath of the 13.11 killing in Paris.

Paraphrasant la Marseillaise. Pris place Kleber, apres le 13 novembre.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Quai Lezay Marnesia

As I mentioned it last week, trying to have a more artistic flair for this new blog of mine. Basically, having fun! I used Adobe Lightroom 5.7, NIK and Topaz filters.

Comment mentionne il y a quelques jours, un flair un peu plus artistique pour ce nouveau blog. Bref, je m'amuse! Avec Lightroom et des filtres NIK et Topaz.

Saturday, 12 December 2015