Sunday, 31 January 2016


Strasbourg est le siege de plusieurs institutions europeennes, dont celle-ci, le Parlement Europeen.

Strasbourg hosts several european institutions. This is one of them, the European Parliament.

Weekend Reflections? Here, ici!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Friday, 29 January 2016

Hungry? Une petite faim?

A very illuminated restaurant near the cathedral, very popular with tourist but not that much with the locals. We eat very well here in Alsace, btw!!!

Restaurant joliment illumine a la cathedrale. Bonne nourriture alsacienne! Tres prise par les touristes, beaucoup moins par les gens du coin. Les torchons et les serviettes...

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Museum of modern lard - Musee du lard moderne

AKA the museum of modern art... But I guess, for many Strasburgers (yes, Ich bin ein Strasburger, lol), the joke has to made... It is the multicolored building in the mist, btw.

Musee de l'art moderne, en fait... Mais pour beaucoup de gens, la vanne est sans doute trop bonne... C'est le batiment colore dans le brouillard.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Du neuf sur de l'ancien - Where old meets new

Seems strange to me to see a glass... thing next to 15th century buildings... Oh well, at least it is too much of an eyesore.

Je me demande ce que les gens du coin ont du penser quand on a construit ce truc en verre... J'aime assez.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Petite France + syphilis...

Poetic, no? Although... The name Petite-France ("Little France") was not given for patriotic or architectural reasons. It comes from the "hospice of the syphilitic" (Hospice des Vérolés, in French), which was built in the late fifteenth century on this island, to cure persons with syphilis, then called Franzosenkrankheit ("French disease") in German. Wikipedia.

Poetique, n'est-ce pas? Or... Le quartier tire son nom de l’hospice des vérolés, construit à la fin du xve siècle pour accueillir les soldats revenant de la campagne d’Italie atteints de syphilis, appelée également le « mal français »

Monday, 25 January 2016

Couleurs - Colors

So many colors on this embankment wall!

Un quai de toutes les couleurs!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Horreur, malheur, dang, blast: they have landed!!!

Je me souviendrai toujours de ce mardi funeste...

I remember the day when THEY came... It was on a Tuesday...

On any other day, it's the local train station, hiding a gem.

Blague a part, la gare SNCF m'inspire.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Holy mackerel! Zut!

Zut! I was looking at possible definitions for this word... Here is what has to say... French is such a colorful language!!! Dang, blast, and a holy mackerel!
Principales traductions
zut interjfamilier (flûte, mince) (colloquial)drat, blast n
 Oh et puis zut à la fin, je te répète que je n'en sais rien !
WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2016:
Formes composées
et puis zut à la fin interj(tu m'énerves)for the last time expr
  once and for all expr
  for heaven's sake expr
 Oh et puis zut à la fin, je te répète que je n'en sais rien !
zut alors ! interj (antiquated)dang
zut alors ! interjshoot
zut alors ! interjshucks
zut alors ! interjholy mackerel

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Snowy. Kind of.

We had a little snow last Sunday. It is still here, as it is far too cold to melt, with temperatures going down to minus 8 degrees C at night.


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Les Ponts Couverts

Ponts Couverts, covered bridges, are part of very old line of fortifications who protected the town from invaders in the 13th century. More about them here.

Les Ponts Couverts, partie des vieilles fortifications protegeant la ville des envasseurs au 13eme siecle. Plus d'infos ici.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Monday, 18 January 2016

Enfin! Finally!

First (little) snowfall of this winter! And suddenly, the town becomes the stuff of (icy) dreams...

Premiere petite chute de neige. Et soudain, la ville prend un aspect feerique...

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Orangerie monochrome

It is winter here in Alsace, so nobody uses the rowing boats in the Orangerie park.

Personne n'utilise les barques du parc de l'Orangerie.

To see more monochrome photos/pour voir d'autres photos en noir et blanc... ici/here!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Weekend reflection

La terrasse Vauban, partie des vieilles fortifications. Un peu de magie pour le weekend.

A part of the old 17th century fortifications. Much nicer in peaceful times

More/plus de Weekend Reflections ici/here!

Friday, 15 January 2016

Lost... Perdu...

Lost and found office, Lost blonde girl, 6 ft, blue eyes... Will come back.

Bonne chance!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The red house - la maison rouge

A rich burger's house near the cathedral

Maison bourgeoise cossue, pres de la cathedrale

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


I saw quite a few elephants in my lifetime, last on a highway in New Delhi, but this is a first for me! He is HIP!

J'ai vu bien des elephants dans ma vie, le dernier sur une autoroute a New Delhi, mais celui-ci sort du lot!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016