Saturday, 14 September 2019

Friday, 13 September 2019

Weekend in black and white

Few things are more alsatian than our "storich", storks, cigognes... Well, they can be find elsewhere, but let me be a little chauvinistic today... :-) Anyway, those birds are hosted in stork clinic, in the Orangerie park, where they raise their little ones safely.
More b&w here

Monday, 9 September 2019

Jim's hotel

As seen at a music shop, in Basel, Switzerland, 100 km away or so.

More Monday Murals here

Saturday, 7 September 2019

A weekend reflection

A few hours in Frankfurt, where (not so) old mixes with quite new... The "old" buildings were rebuilt after WW2.
More weekend reflections here

Friday, 6 September 2019

Weekend in black and white

The nicest door I've seen in a long time! From extremely skilled artists!
More black and white here

Thursday, 5 September 2019


Frankfurt is less than 2 hours away. I quite often cross it by plane, train, etc, know the airport very well, but I've never actually visited it. Done now.
The skyline, mainly big international banks, dubbed Mainhattan, the Main being the river.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019


I just came back from Frankfurt, and yes, I had some franks!
The old HQ of the European Central Bank. The root of all evils, so they say... Specially true in the light of the latest CumEx files revelations. CumEx? Just google it.

Monday, 2 September 2019

A Monday Mural

Place Gutenberg, Strasbourg. I don't know who did it, but it's been here for years.
More Monday Murals here

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Friday, 30 August 2019

Weekend in bianco e nero

Well, amici, I go to Italia quite often, since the early 80es actually. Culture, food, art de vivre, mamma mia! Si, I speaka the italiano, si signore!
Here a common scene in one of the few metros in Roma.
More b&w here.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Still summer...

Enjoying the last really hot summer days... We're losing 10-15 degrees C next week. Is it me, or did summer really fly??

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

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


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


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


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.