Sunday, 30 September 2018

Monthly theme day: change

Change... Well, the weather is definitely changing, no more sweltering heat, I even started wearing socks again, believe or not! No more sandals this year.
Anyway, you may notice the part about me being an eternal nomad on my header pic. Therefore, as I have a little CHANGE, and as I need a CHANGE, I'm going to Italy tomorrow, for a few days. Gonna start my Christmas shopping early for a CHANGE, instead of the usual last minute run...
More CDP theme day pics and posts here

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Sunny Palais U

The Palais Universitaire, old imperial university, neo-Renaissance building, built by the Germans between 1879 and 1884. The architect, Otto Warth, was very inspired by Italy.
Nowadays, it still is the main university building, largely administrative for the 64000 students. This weeks, it is hosting a musical event, based on 80es music.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Wild wild west

A few meters from the Vietnamese I posted yesterday, a free bluegrass/country concert. More my type of music.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Việt Nam

I recently went to a fair, which had, among many others things, Vietnamese handicraft, music, dance and food. As a lover of things Asian , I couldn't miss this! Lots of things I love about the country, the people, the culture, the food... The music? Guess you have to be used to it.
And I love the fact that they threw both French and American invaders out! Well done, Viet Nam!

Monday, 24 September 2018

A Monday Mural, by Dan23

There is a small zoo in town, but without zebras... So far!
3 days... Dan23, the most prolific street artist in town, started this mural last Friday. It was supposed to be finished by Sunday, but we had a massive wind storm yesterday (Florence was here). So... I didn't have the time to check on it today, but I'll show you the entire mural... next week.
And this is Dan himself, nice guy. He has the city's permission to paint wherever he likes, which I think is pretty unique, in this rather conservative town!
His website is here, and there is a lengthy and very interesting interview here. Both are in french, you might need (or not) a translation tool.
More exciting Monday Murals here, in Sami's very colourful world.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Oh look, Mum, I'm in the telly!

Finally famous!
Just kidding, at this year's big vintage fair. It's like going back to 1985...
... and eatlier

Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Assault rifle on front. Well, this is Strasbourg as well, as France is subjected to terrorist attacks. Groups of at least 3 soldiers, always patrolling.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018

Um mural para segunda-feira

Aka a monday mural, seen in Faro, Portugal. Maybe inspired by China Mieville's books. Perdido Station could look like this, in my mind anyway.
More here

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Route 66

Well, we have a Route 67 here, aka the Route des vins, vineyard road. French departements have a name, and also a number. Strasbourg is the capital city of the Bas Rhin (lower Rhine) departement, or 67.
This is something else. During the 86th European Trade Fair, right here, right now, they organised a route 66 exhibition.Et voila. Enjoy your tomato soup.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


It's always good to go back to Amsterdam! Well, I'm biased, as I lived there...
From left to right: St Nicolas church, the central tourist office, and the wonderful Centraal train station.