Tuesday, 27 August 2019

St Paul's cathedral

Mdina, the old capital of Malta, 6 months ago. St Paul is believed to have been shipwrecked in Malta, and therefore founded the Church on the islands.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Friday, 23 August 2019

Weekend in black and white

Paris: training for  Mount Everest on Montmartre's steep hill... Just kidding :-)
More b&w here

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Weather report

Heavy mist this morning, cold. Very warm now, sunny, blue sky. Perfect.
Also the music I'm listening now, the very excellent Heavy Weather, by Weather Report...:-)

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Monday, 19 August 2019

Patrick

I met Patrick in Marghera, near Venice. His unblinking stare made me a little uncomfortable. He may be  an Irish expat, looking for dry land... LOL
Anyhow, more Monday murals here, from al around the world.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Summer docks

Summer docks. In what used to be the old port, every summer, the city transforms the place in front of the central library (building in the back) into a beach; sand, toys, paddle boats...

Monday, 12 August 2019

MondayMural

Franko Dine is a groundbreaker. He is the very first street artist employed by Tirana municipality (aka Big Brother...), in Albania.
More Monday Murals here

Friday, 9 August 2019

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Monday, 5 August 2019

A Monday Mural

A nice new mural, discovered today, Monday, on place Gutenberg.
More Monday Murals at Sami's

Thursday, 1 August 2019

City Daily Photo theme day: black

'twas a dark and rainy night, surrounded by the empire of blackness ... Who's strange lopsided eyes are staring at me???
More blackness here

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Impromptu biergarten with a view

Ah, the pleasures of summer... After yet another thoroughly tropical heatwave, after a wet and stormy weekend, let's have a drink!

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Baden-Baden

Our pretty and very famous neighbor, in Germany. I think this is actually a spa.
More weekend reflections here

Monday, 22 July 2019

A Monday Mural

Well, it's a dog. That's all I know about it.
Oh yes, it's in Tirana, Albania, near the Parliament.
More Monday Murals here.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

A weekend reflection

Tirana, Albania, 2 weeks ago. 9.30 AM at the Skanderbeg square, the main square in town. Close to 40 degrees C already... Wish I could have joined them...
More weekend reflections here.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Bretzel Airlines

You know Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, and so on... But do you know Bretzel Airlines, the one and only one? No?
Well, it is not actually an airline, but a shop where you can buy funny shirts, mugs, bags, etc, all with an Alsatian theme.About bretzels (with a B here!), wine, tartes flambées...
Have a look on thheir airline shop, french only, here.
And no, they're not paying me in any way! Just a good place for funny presents.
God save the bretzel!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Një mur i hënës, a Monday Mural in Albania

An Albanian mural. The municipality of Tirana welcomes street artists, they even issued a booklet explaining some of the murals, in both Albanian and English. Not this one.
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Weekend reflection yawn

Dubrovnik airport, yesterday at 6 AM, after an almost sleepless night, and before the coffee shop opening... Not easy.
More weekend reflections here

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Weekend in black and white, or where Richard the Lionheart meets an iron throne in Qarth

Absolutely beautiful island, with a rich history...Lokrum Island, just 600 meters from Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Croatia. Yesterday.
According to the legent, King Richard was shipwrecked here in 1192. There is also something of an insane queen, the emperor of Mexico, and lots of peacocks and dangerous rabbits. Read on, here.
Incidentally, for the lovers of such things, the city of Qarth stood here. You know, the one from Game of Thrones. Haven't seen a single episode, but I have a photo of te iron throne.
I read the books though!!!
Anyway, it's the weekend, and it's black and white.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

I was just above you

Yesterday, above a inviting looking beach near Budva, Crna Gora, aka Montenegro.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Mos paragjyko/Do not judge

Well hello again from Tirana, Albania! Tirana is an absolute dream for street art lovers! It's EVERYWHERE!!!
This is by Serbian artist Artez, do not judge. There is a lock on the bicycle, does he steal it, did he loose the key, what's happening???
More Monday Murals here
Do not judge.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

A weekend reflection

As a former burger of Amsterdam, I  got used to see the many big I love Amsterdam signs all around town.
But this not Amsterdam, this is Tirana, capital of Albania, aka Shqiperia. I went this morning to the monumental Skanderbeg square, the centre of Tirana. But wtf is Chameria??? It's complicated! Have a look here.
And here as well, many more reflections to be found..
HOT here!!!

Thursday, 4 July 2019

On the blue again

Well, this is not Strasbourg (I wish).
"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean". Arthur C. Clarke
Why are we so attracted to the ocean? Maybe because that's were we came from...
Anyway, this is the Ionian Sea, between Greece and Albania. Enjoy!

Monday, 1 July 2019

A Monday Mural

A brand new mural in the rue du jeu des enfants, children's play street. Looks quite joyous and jolly (jumper?)
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Blue

Now this, dudes and dudettes (dudesses?) is the ayuntamento, the city hall in Barcelona. Right, you've been there, you know it doesn't look like this. Well, it does, every summer evening, when they do a light show.
Want to go even bluer? Click here, as it is the...
MONTHLY THEME DAY!

Friday, 28 June 2019

A brief respite

The heat abated a little today, thanks to a mild northerly breeze. Back to the oven this weekend...

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Circonvolution

An intricate (and unfortunately closed) staircase inside a catholic student home, a sheer marvel.
More b&w here

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Canicule

Canicule, french for heat wave. Come from the latin, small female dog, something to do with the Big Dog, aka Sirius, the star, supposed to provoke it.
Anyway, at 7.45 ¨M, it's still 35 degrees, 95 F. Stay cool, find  shady courtyard, drink lots.
Bad news. it's getting even hotter. This is the hottest June since 1947, or so they say.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

A weekend reflection

Une of the tourist boats on the Ill river (no, the Rhine river does not flow in the city center!!!). Go for it, it's a nice trip!
More weekend reflections here.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Electric

Another piece by local artist Dan23. It's some kind of electric box. You'd be hard pressed to find an unpainted one in town, lol.
The weekend is black and white of course!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Postcard

Probably the most photographed place in town, in the Petite France. Picture available as postcard in many many shops.
Well, not this one! This one is mine: :-)

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Tricolore

Blue sky, white clouds, red house... And the american flag (friend or foe???) on the Aviator's pub. Just before the rain, this morning.
More skies here

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Friday, 14 June 2019

Summer is coming


Indeed, but it still grey and rainy here, in the north-east of France. Soon... Get your sun cream ready, folks!
More b&w here.

Monday, 10 June 2019

A Monday Mural

Seen in Faro, Portugal, a while back.
"Bullets will kill a freedom fighter, but not his ideas". Doctor Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Murdered by the american CIA in 1967.
More Monday Murals here

Friday, 7 June 2019

Weekend in black and white

The tramway bridge over the Rhine river, joining France and Germany. The borders have long gone, fortunately.
More b&w here.