Saturday, 30 April 2016

Light

And back to the cathedral, with it's never-ending photo opps.
The big chandelier in the St Laurent chapel

Friday, 29 April 2016

Asperges d'Alsace

Despite of the s....y weather lately, the asparagus season has started. 30 years after Chernobyl, I wonder if they are ever so lightly radioactive... Ah right, I remember: according to the french government, the radioactive cloud stopped at the french-german border. Right in the middle of the Rhine river. STOP, POLICE!!!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Ah, the smell!!!

The theme day is almost upon us! You guessed it: the smell. C ya all on May 1st!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

s' Gaenseliesel

A common sight in many german towns, s' Gaenseliesel, little Elisabeth taking the geese to the market. This one is in the Orangerie park since 1898, when Strasbourg was, once again, part of the German Reich.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Not a shy beggar!!!

Still at the Orangerie park... A hungry bird, a cotton candy lady. The bird seems to be a regular customer, as the lady was feeding him no candy, but mince meat. Which is not usually used  in cotton candy (oh well, what do I know... Different countries, different customs. Lol)

Monday, 25 April 2016

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I have seen this flower before, but... Anyone knows it's name???

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Ecureuil

I am used to big grey squirrels, the not-shy-at-all kind. But what we have here is very different, smaller, brown, shy and much faster. A lucky and rare shot.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

A weekend reflection

More greenery from yesterday's walk in the park, for the Weekend Reflection meme. Which is right here.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Chlorophyll

 Well, I needed some of the green stuff today, together with other colors. So I went to the Orangerie park, to visit my feathery, furry and scaly friends.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Pilgrims to the eyesight

This the  way to San Jose.... Ah sorry no, to Sainte Odile, holy patroness of Alsace. Born blind around 660 AD, she recovered eyesight through a miracle. What do you do then, normally??? As a daughter of the local duke, she founded a monastery on top of a mountain (mount St Odile nowadays).
So, should you have some eye trouble, this is the way to the monastery, 15 km up, as she is also the patroness of blind, or partially blind people. If you can find the way, of course.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Monday, 18 April 2016

Accent circonflexe

One of many bakeries in town. The reason I chose this particular, is the accent above the 'a', which the right way to write it.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Here were lions, strange ones

OK. Now that you have seen the red sky, look down. See the field (more of a lake today...) at my doorstep? It ain't a field, no no no. It is an archaeological dig. A few centuries, this was a roman graveyard. And look what they found here last summer, among other things:
Photo from a newspaper, L'Alsace.

Now it is changing rapidly into a lake, due to the weather. Nothing more to be seen, they covered the site.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Oink!

Well, being a city guy, I don't know if the farmer give wine to their pigs. I doubt it.
This said, we cook a LOT with wine, mostly of the white persuasion. Check out this beauty here! Vegetarians, DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK!!!
Sorry about the 'typical' french music (and the publicity) on the video.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Skywatch Friday

Well, some of you might already familiar with my early bird special, live from my kitchen... Skywatch Friday, now, HERE!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Kleber and the Napoleon sphinx

Strasbourg is very proud of General Jean-Baptiste Kleber! They named the main square after him, with the obligatory statue of the great.
More info about him here
Curious detail. Underneath the square, there is a car park. And right in the middle is Kleber's cenotaph, complete with his corpse.
He accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt. Is this the sphinx on the memorial looks Big Boss Napo???
And, finally, he died in Cairo... killed by a student.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The zebra door

I really wonder what's behind this door... Someone colorful, I'm sure, having a laugh! Or it may be a dentist...

Monday, 11 April 2016

The tree

See the tree? You can't miss it! According to the city historians, he is well over 500 years old. Nice, but who cares, when all you need in the summer is  a hard-fought place in his shade.