Sunday, 17 June 2018

Rue des Tonneliers

English: cooper street. One of the oldest streets in town, near the Ill river. Making wine barrels since at least 1240 AD, big ones. No coopers left in town nowadays, as far as I know.
I'm quite happy with my work today, so, very exceptionally, I'm including the original photo.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Bredele anyone?

We call them bredele, small breads. A small part of a nearly infinite variety of biscuits or cookies you have here. They are traditionally eaten at Christmas, but you can enjoy them all year long. There are shops that sell nothing else. If you love butter and sugar, go for it!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Last summer...

...aka 2 weeks ago, before the big gates holding back the huge, giganormous amounts of rain opened. Floods everywhere now, even some whole vineyards washed away. WHAT WILL WE DRINK THEN?????

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Olhao by night

Well, another shot from the Algarve, the lovely town of Olhao.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Cliché day, monday murals day :-)

Well. I just came back from a mostly grey, windy and wet week in Portugal. Had a good time though.
In Portugal, everybody knows people eat and live from PEIXE, fish. 365 cod recipes, as the saying goes. A friend of mine has a restaurant at the Ribeira market in Lisbon, specializing in cod. He created many more recipes, as you can do about anything with cabalhau, cod. According to him, there are many more than just miserly 365 recipes.
My personal favorite is bacalhau com natas, Heavy, but sooooo good!
Monday is mural day, Monday Murals. I took this photo in Faro, Algarve, last Friday. Now, the time CLICK has come!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Chuva, rain

Well, my holidays, vacaçoes, finish where they started, in (still???) rainy Porto. Going home north tomorrow, where it is warm!!! Porto is beautiful in the rain!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Welcome to the Oriente!

Several train stations in Lisbon, Lisboa, are architectural masterpieces. There is beautiful Rossio station...Well, this where I arrived today, a gare do Oriente, the Oriente train station. Well, you'll find it on many blogs, websites, postcards, and so on.This is my take.
This is a scheduled post, as I am busy for the rest of the day. Sorry, flks, will be back live tomorrow!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Bones aplenty

Faro is the capital of the Algarve region, and also the main airline hub for the area. Most tourist fly into Faro, but don't stay there, preferring their beach resorts.
As for me, having been there countless times, I like Faro! And there are things to see there that you wont see in your beach resorts. Like this chapel made of human bones... Part of the town's very very richly decorated cathedral. Actually really over the top to my taste.
And yes, the skulls are real!

Thursday, 7 June 2018


Well, what can say? Here is where I spent my day.
I could have called this post: red. I look like a cooked lobster, despite of the 50 sun cream...

Wednesday, 6 June 2018


High time for me to find a desert island, with no internet, no phones, no TV, no radio, no newspapers... And NO FOOTBALL!!! It's starting soon, be warned!
Anyway, a cow on a skateboard??? Might be for something else, who knows...

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Out and about, and on a walkabout

Well, this is not Strasbourg...I needed a break, after this dreary winter. A beach break. A portuguese beach break. So, here I am in Olhao, Algarve, southern Portugal, just above Africa, yet another of my old homes. Seville is nearby as well. More about my portuguese adventures tomorrow, when I go (re)discover the Ria Formosa

Monday, 4 June 2018

A Monday Mural

Spanish cutie, all the way from Barcelona!
Click here to see more Monday Murals
BTW, that's me, taking the photo:

Sunday, 3 June 2018

A new friend

How much that doggy in the bookshop???
That cutie is really sticking to his stick!

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Weekend in b&w

Spotted in front of a old haunt of mine, in a German city nearby...
More b&w for this weekend!

Friday, 1 June 2018

This month's CDP theme day is!

This is me, on my first birthday, a short(ish) while ago. Well, I changed. BTW: not a selfie.
More photos and posts, here! Go on go on go on, just click!

Thursday, 31 May 2018

The hidden bookshop

A few meters from the cathedral, away from the tourist hordes... A bookshop, hidden in one of the many inner courtyards in town. Selling rare books.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Calm before the storm

Summer in the city. Wish I could join them, but I was in a hurry.
Violent thunderstorms predicted for later today. We'll see.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

La sonnette

I am among the first occupants of a brand new building. Which has many perks: clean, sunny, airy, everything works, etc. But I would gladly swap for a flat in the building which has this doorbell!

Monday, 28 May 2018

Beauty and the beasts

An old photo, taken in Barcelona a few years ago, during Gay Pride.
More Monday Murals!

Sunday, 27 May 2018

The museum's garden

One of many hidden gardens or courtyards in Strasbourg. This one is at the cathedral's museum

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Global warming

I love oleander!!! One of the few flowers I can recognize and name. I've seen a awful lot of them in places like Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, places where I feel at home. Imagine my surprise this spring when I noticed them in Strasbourg. They are not growing wild like in the south, but still: what does a middle eastern flower have to do here, so far north??? They are everywhere now. So, global warming deniers, how do you explain this???

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

A bridge to the Neustadt

Probably the nicest bridge in town! A bridge between the old town, aka the city center, aka la grande ile, big island, and the new town, German: Neustadt, the monumental area built by the German occupiers around the 1870es. Which passes as new hereabouts.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Into the green

What a nice, bucolic, romantic, warm, etc,  day yesterday was, in the Petite France, along the river Ill!

Monday, 21 May 2018

De Pijp mural

A ray of sunshine in cold and grey Amsterdam, last month., near the Albert Cuyp market, in the Pijp area
Click here to see more Monday Murals.
You also might like this gem, from 2 days ago.
Which brings to wishing a blessed Ramadan to those who follow it!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

TV? Internet? Chores?

Here is another idea for your Whitsunday. Being a danger for others and myself on a bicycle, I went for a walk.

Saturday, 19 May 2018


Hidden away in a leafy courtyard, behind a bookshop, in an over 2000 years old street... Mother Teresa, of Skopje, Macedonia, and of India. One of my personal heroes, since first I met her in the 80es, and a huge influence in my life. I was lucky enough to meet her several times, in India and elsewhere, Saint Teresa of Calcutta/Kolkata.

Friday, 18 May 2018

36 shades of grey

Quiet street in the city center.
Join us, like almost every weekend, to see more b&w. Where? Here, of course!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

What time is it, Herr Doktor Einstein?

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation. Michael Jackson

Monday, 14 May 2018

From the air we share

From the air we share is the name of a HUGE mural from FAILE, a Brooklin collectif . Made for the 20th anniversary of our local modern art museum. This is only a small part of it...
An artist at work:
Click here to see more Monday Murals

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Caddie art

Part of the 20th anniversary of the modern art museum. I like it! You've seen caddies on the US, Dubai, in your favorite supermarket or airport, but what you might not know is that they made 30 km from here. They're used in over 130 countries.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018


The water-lily, in midst of waters, opens its leaves and expands its petals, at the first pattering of the shower, and rejoices in the raindrops with a quicker sympathy than the packed shrubs in the sandy desert. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

9 years on CDP

Yesterday, I went for a little walkabout to Karlsruhe, 80 km away in Germany. Summerly temperatures, 29 degrees C, a balm to my old bones. A bit of celebrating: I started on City Daily Photographers 9 years ago in Barcelona, may 9th, 2009
Karlsruhe offers many nice views, not all of them architectural or botanical...

Tuesday, 8 May 2018


After reading the very bad news from Washington's swamp, here is a photo, taken tonight around 9 PM, of the tramway bridge across the river Rhine. For us here, it is a symbol of peace and unity, more then just a quick way to go shopping.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

A portrait

Portrait of a lady with strange yellow hat. Just a moment in time.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Something you don't see everyday...

...unless you are in Strasbourg, of course. This is a real skeleton of a real, but unfortunately long dead, mammoth, the biggest and best preserved ever found. Or so they say. It is part of a citywide exhibition called "magnificent industry".

A little explaining...This magnificent beast is in a waterproof box, "floating" over fountains. It was bought, for many many euros, by a company specialising in waterproofing. Soon enough, the mammoth will be decorating the entrance of their HQ. Meanwhile, you can see it here.
Should be in a museum, according to me...

Thursday, 3 May 2018


Not Strasbourg today, but Porto airport, aka OPO. I was there for a few days, and I absolutely loved it!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

New avatar

To celebrate our modern art museum's 20th anniversary, the city council invited FAILE, 2 artists from Brooklin. They are now busy redecorating the town. So, the main train station has a new avatar ...

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Theme day: laugh

It's the monthly City Daily Photographer's theme day! This month's theme: laugh. Well, I don't usually shoot people, so here is an old photo, from my old Barcelona blog, from the times when I first ued HDR photography. Gay Pride, 6 or 7 years ago.
To see what my friends did on this theme, well it's easy! Just click here! And have a laugh!