Monday, 31 October 2016

Tomorrow is CDP theme day...

... the theme being "out of focus". So, (un)sharpen your cameras! Stay focused!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

The sky above...

Fitting ceiling at the Sofia airport metro station... Even by grey weather.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Paying to take photos...

A shocking thing to me, having to pay for the right to take photos, specially as a sign forbids it... Anyway, this is St Alexander Nevski orthodox cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria, the town's main attraction (see the photo I posted a few days ago).
Well, I paid (the price of a good meal in a good restaurant), and I didn't regret it.
More info as usual given by Wiki.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Rilski Manastir

AKA Rila Monastery, Imagine, a over 1000 years old place, totally lost in the mountains, 120 km south of Sofia. A truly beautiful place. More, here.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

One heck of a landing!!!

Well, this is not Strasbourg. I was away for a week, to the beautiful city of Sofia, Bulgaria. A dangerous city in a way, as the planes are crossing the city centre before landing. But what a view!!!
Well, this the Alexander Nevski cathedral, orthodox. More about it later.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Welcome to the East!

Looking for wisdom in Sofia , Bulgaria, lol! How good is your Greek???

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Well, I'm off for a few days, pursuing my (re)discovery of byzantine Europe, after a 2 years long gap. II am not taking my laptop, but I might be able to post from my mobile phone. We'll see. See you then!

Monday, 17 October 2016

The coolest car in town

Pimp my merc, the Strasbourg version.
You would think that Strasbourg was a medium-sized town, with its 275.000 inhabitants. It is not! I see this car at least once a week, he seems to be everywhere I go. OK, it's very easy to recognize, but still: once a week??? No: Strasbourg is a small town, with but a few cars. Or so it seems.
Anyway, the statue looks amused.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Real men love dogs!

Weekend in black and white is a meme, based in Ireland. It's animated/created by Dragonstar, since june 2010, and I love it! I am very thankful to this meme, as it ... pushed to create my own B&W.
Curious? Well, easy peasy, just click!

Friday, 14 October 2016

Just before sunrise

From my kitchen window, whilst having my first coffee.

More sky photos here

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Cover up!

Right, you can still have lunch or coffee outside, but you better cover up, with midday temperatures barely into double figures. But hey, good news: soon enough, they will put heaters out!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Здоровье, товарищ!

Now then... You see the yellow building? The bistrot des copains. Bistrot: a drinking place. Copains; mates, buddies. The name bistrot, or bistro, comes from the russian "bystro", quickly, fast. This dates back to the occupation of Paris by cossacks, in 1814. The russian soldiers were thirsty, the french waiters slow...

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The perpetual daydream of the three madmen from the mountain

A painting by German painter Daniel Richter, to be seen at the Museum of modern art. More about him here.
As for the original title... It is: der ewige Tagtraum der drei Irren vom Berg

Monday, 10 October 2016

Sunday, 9 October 2016

It's all so quiet...

I love going through on sunday! I like the quiet, the few people around take their time. And so do I!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

UDS:3. Nobel: 4

The university garden. The local U is the Université de Strasbourg, or UDS (formerly ULP, Université Louis Pasteur). 3 universities in one, with 50.000 students and 4000 researchers. And 4 obel Prize winners working there right now, teaching, 3 in physics, one in chemistry. The U teachers won 3 Nobel prizes since 2011. You might see them in the garden...
More b&w for this weekend here.