Friday, 30 December 2016

So many names!!!

Here, we call them knack. Further down in France, they are called Strasbourg sausages. Elsewhere, they are franks, frankfurters, in Germany, they are called Wiener, viennese sausages. Very international things! How do you call them?
History tells us they were first invented in Strasbourg, some 500 years ago. Best with mustard, or with sauerkraut!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Disappearing act

The unedited view from my kitchen window, 5 minutes ago. The outside world is disappearing. Might be a good thing, but certainly not for anyone out here, as it just well freezing. Dangerous night.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

COLD!!!!!


After a mild autumn, it is getting really cold. Really really cold. What we need is this: vin chaud (mulled wine, hot), maybe a knack (wiener), but most definitely choucroute (sauerkraut) and the quintessential flammekueche, or tarte flambée (here), the meal of gods!
And no, it is not a pizza, as they say on the link above! Blasphemy!!!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Standing tall

Whatever sad the weather might be, however bad the world news might be... We still are the Capitale de Noel, the Christmas capital!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016

How colorful...

Hi there! So nice seing you again!
A busy week, finally, after 2 years of recovering from my stroke. What a joy, being busy!
For the time being, I will be able to post on weekends only. As it is friday night here, enjoy the sundown, above. Yet another shot from kitchen window, linking to Skywatch Friday, as usual!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Waiting for...

...the train, near the station.
This is a monday mural (on sunday). More mural here, every monday.
C ya all next weekend!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Skywatch Friday

My daily commute, at 200 km/h, 125 miles an hour. I spend my weekdays at Sélestat, 45 km, 30 miles, south of Strasbourg. Long days, very little time for photos or blogging.
Skywatch Friday is here!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Monthly CDP theme day: transition

Found some time for this, still a few days left before my course starts...
Transition, from Aldous Huxley's utopian brave new world to Orwell's 1984... The yearly christmas market is on, attracting hundreds of thousands visitors. So, the city center is barricaded, for fear of bad guys. Bridges blocked as on the photo, cops everywhere, controls... Christmas time in fortress Strasbourg.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Goodbye for now

Due to big changes in my personal life, some good, some not so good, I won't be able to carry on blogging regularly for a few months, Back at the end of march, I think. Or this weekend.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Siberian day out!

I almost froze solid today. Being still used to more southern temperatures, minus 4 C, wind chill factor minus 11 C, despite of the sun,.. Very hard!
Anyway, I went to the lovely german city of Heidelberg, 140 km away. You get different kinds of mulled wines here, exactly what I needed!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

It is christmassing!

The festive season started on Friday, with the opening of the 446th (yes, since 1570 AD!) Christkindlsmarik, the christmas market.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Some like it pink...

Showing off at the fancy restaurant, with your fancy car...
Sorry about the quality, photo taken with my phone