Saturday, 17 November 2018

Notre Dame

Morning stroll in town, looking for the first Christmas present. Cold but sunny, nice!!!

Friday, 16 November 2018

Weekend in black and white

Probably the most beautiful tree in town!
More b&w here
The same tree below, in his best autumn garb

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Sea of Straw

Mar de Palha. Well, kind of. Not actually a sea, more a large bay, where the Tejo river, aka Tagus, flows in the Atlantic Ocean, in Lisbon, Portugal. The name comes from the color of the water at sundown. In the back, the 23 km long Vasco de Gama bridge.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Monday, 12 November 2018

Sunday, 11 November 2018

100 years ago...

At the end of WW1, in November 1918, a red flag was floating on top of the cathedral. Strasbourg was declared a socialist republic, for about 10 days, until the french army "liberated" the town.
Last night, some partisans of the independence from France floated the "Rot Wiss" ,red and white alsatian flag on top of the same cathedral. It was removed by the police at 10.30 AM.
History repeating.
Below, the press photo;

Saturday, 10 November 2018

A weekend reflection

Les Ponts Couverts, or covered bridges, part of the old fortifications around town. Well, we had to ward off the nasty Germans, innit!
More weekend reflections right here.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Towards the sun

It's a grey day, but I know the sun is up there, somewhere, somehow.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Monday, 5 November 2018

A Monday Mural

Well, what can I say? It's a camping, in Argeles, south of France
More Monday Murals right here.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Saturday, 3 November 2018

The Amis are coming!

American jeep, seen this morning at a vintage fair.
This said, tRUMP, the demented psychopath,  is coming to Paris next week, for the WW1 commemorations, as guest of Macron. Wish I could go to Paris to join the protest!!!

Friday, 2 November 2018

Weekend em preto e branco

On a very rainy and cold January  morning in Fatima, Portugal, eons ago...
Want some more b&w this weekend? Easy, just click here!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

November theme day: friends

Some old friends and former colleagues of mines, in their best Sunday outfits...
More friendly photos and posts here

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

St Peter the young

The central nave of this most beautiful church in town. In my opinion anyway.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Sunrise? What sunrise?

Pretty dramatic, no? Lasted all but 3 minutes, before fading to grey.
 Good news: it's finally raining. And snowing on thhe hills nearby. Not a lot, but even a little is welcome

Monday, 29 October 2018

Rosae, rosae, rosas...

Do you see the inscription just underneath the statues?
A Monday Mural, spotted somewhere in the Pyrenees mountains.
More monday murals, right... HERE!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Petite France

Photo from sunnier days... Here, today: winter is coming with a vengeance, as they say in Game of Thrones

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Friday, 26 October 2018

Glendalough

A wonderfully misty and frosty afternoon near Glendalough, Wiklow mountains, Ireland. Eire. This weekend, Ireland (the republic) elects its next president. And also, they will have to decide if blasphemy is still a crime in Ireland...
More weekend in b&w here.

Éirinn go Brách!

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Indian summer

Summer is over, and so is indian summer. We're back to normal temperatures, but still no rain... Major drought in France, many rivers are dry. And I mean totally dry, not a drop of water anymore. I've never seen the Rhine river that low.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

World's best!!!

Right, it is not Christmas yet. The reason why I'm posting this photo, is a CNN article, listing 17 of the world's best Christmas markets.Guess who is number 1... The article is here.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The not that young Saint Peter

 churches bear the name St Peter "something". This is one is the protestant Young St Peter's church. Young, because it is the youngest of the 3. Young being pretty relatives, as parts of the crypt date back to St Colomban, a small 7th century chapel. As I said, "young" is relative, not only for churches.

Monday, 22 October 2018

В понеделник стенопис

A monday mural, in bulgarian. Seen in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2 years ago.
More monday murals here

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Smoking hot!

Yesterday, I went to the mid-sized town of Offenburg, 25 km away, in Germany. They had a "hamburger fish market". The hamburgers were citizens of Hamburg, far up north, no meat anywhere around... lol
Smoked mackerel and potato salad... Heavenly.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Friday, 19 October 2018

Weekend in black and white

Should you so lucky to travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, you might see this, just before landing, the orthodox Alexander Nevski cathedral.
More b&w here.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Lonicera japonica

Aka Japanese honeysuckle. So pretty, I wish there would be more of them here

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Reflection

Sunday morning, no wind, no boats, no water birds (still sleeping?), perfect reflection.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Indian summer

While storm Leslie ravages Portugal and parts of Spain, we enjoy a warm summer day. In October.  While 2/3 of France is fast turning into a desert, no rain for many months...

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Friday, 12 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

A national treasure

Roger Siffer, singer (in French, Alsatian and German)., radio guy, humorist, activist, owner of an old sauerkraut factory, now a theater/cabaret/restaurant. Former neighbor. One of the most famous Alsatians worldwide, after Tomi Ungerer. Here, his first LP, Follig (folks) Song, 1972.

Monday, 8 October 2018

A Monday Mural

The completed (?) mural I watched Dan23 creating 2 weeks ago. It says: free your heart, free yourself from your fears.
More here.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Quai des Bateliers

Very unusual decoration... I couldn't any information about it. Anyone knows?

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Friday, 5 October 2018

Wedding photo shoot in black and white

Ciao! Last Tuesday, during my customary visit to the Duomo in Milan, I came upon this couple, surrounded by a small army of people armed with professional looking photo gear. Some celebs? I don't know But I'm wishing them a happy life! And no, this is not Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise!
More b&w here, as usual.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

While strolling aimlessly through the streets of Milan, I came upon this absolute gem. I'll show you more...later

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A Monday Mural, on Tuesday, for a change

Ciao from Milano, Italia. A delayed Monday mural, as I was travelling the whole day yesterday.
An antifascist mural near Milano Lambrate train station, as Italy is turning very unfortunately into a fascist regime, in my opinion. Until there is a change in government, as usual in Italy... 61 governments since 1945...
More Monday Murals here.