Thursday, 28 November 2019

Tomi did it

A statue, by our most famous strasbourgeois, Tomi Ungerer, who died a few months ago. More about him here.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa, just leave your credit card under the tree. Thanks.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

L'écluse/the lock

Tourist boat leaving the lock in the Petite France, the old historical centre. The wooden barracks are part of the Christmas market.

Monday, 25 November 2019

Saturday, 23 November 2019

A weekend reflection

Well, this is not Strasbourg... I've been going to Venice since the early 80 es, just love the place, it's almost my second home. I speak veneto, the local dialect, and that helps!
Anyway, more weekend reflections from all over the world

Thursday, 21 November 2019

La gare

Originally a 19th century building, built by Germans, nowadays covered by an UFO-like glass thinggy

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Parc Monceau

Paris. I used to live just 20 meters to the park's main entrance, in the mid-eighties. During my first foray into international cooperation and development. I love to go back now and then...

Monday, 18 November 2019

A Monday Mural

Finished, not finished...The idea Europe is something that needs to be built, rebuilt, improved...
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Friday, 15 November 2019

Weekend in black and white

One week till Christmas...Well, one week to the Christmas market anyway, aka Christkindelsmarik, the 450th year in a row. Not bad! Since 1570, every single year. You can find the program here, in French, German and English
More black and white here, as usual every weekend.

Thursday, 14 November 2019


An old sign ar the Commerce Chamber. Looks imperial to me, but whIch empire, The French or the German one???

Monday, 11 November 2019

A Monday Mural

A very old photo, from when I was living in Barcelona. I was sometimes going up "north" , to the very south of France. I never stayed in this camping (many nice hotels in Argeles), but I really like what they did here.
More Monday Mural here.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Weekend in black and white

The island of San Michele, in the Venice laguna, halfway between Fondamenta Nuove and Murano The whole island is actually Venice's graveyard. The statue is called la chiatta di Dante, or Dante's gondola, by Russian sculptor Georgy FrangulyanIt depicts Dante and Virgil, going to the afterlife.
More b&w here

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

It's official!

See the tall tower behind the tree? Just elected as the most beautiful french cathedral, beating the one in Reims. Well, at least on Facebook...Nevertheless, big party there on Saturday!

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Thursday, 31 October 2019

City daily photo theme day: brown

Originally pink, the cathedral's stones turned brown, or even grey, over many centuries of pollution. Still beautiful though.
More theme day photos here

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Place Kleber

Our main square, complete Starbucks, Apple, bretzel shop, bookshop, underwear shop... Wonder if people actually live here...

Monday, 28 October 2019

It's official!

The early big (a good deal taller than the one on Times Square, New York!!!) Christmas tree has arrived this morning. Looks shabby? Wait till they're finished with it!
It's official: the Christmas season has started in Strasbourg.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

A weekend reflection

Almost November... The Ponts Couverts in Strasbourg.
More weekend reflections here

Friday, 25 October 2019

Monday, 21 October 2019

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Vava's band

Seen in Amsterdam. Vava was Mark Chagall's third wife, and they lived in Vence, south of France. They married in 1952. What this has to do with a small boat on one of Amsterdam's grachten, is a mystery to me

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Friday, 18 October 2019


Just came back from a whirlwind trip to Borneo... I mean Amsterdam. No rain!!!!!!!
More b&w here this weekend

Monday, 14 October 2019

A Monday Mural

Whatever this means... Maybe something about cooking...
More murals here

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Aubette, aka post 1102

A former 18th century guarrison, nowadays a shopping mall/exhibition center

Friday, 11 October 2019

Weekend in black and white

Notre Dame de Strasbourg, seen from rainbow street, rue de l'arc en ciel. 142 meters tall, or 465 inches.
More black and white here

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Pont Saint Martin

Famour restaurant in town, unfortunately totally overrun by tourists. Nice place 35 years ago.

Monday, 7 October 2019

A Monday Mural

By Aleksey Taranin, on the German wall in Berlin. I could not find further infos about the artist.
More Monday Murals here.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Holy Trinity

From a short trip to Paris, a while ago. The new Russian orthodox cathedral.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Thursday, 3 October 2019


Lunch, a few steps from the cathedral, last summer. Today, you'll need a warm jacket if you to eat outside

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Monthly theme day: orange

From my time living in the kingdom of Orange... aka the kingdom of the Netherlands, home of the royal House of Orange-Nassau. Every year, on King's day, people dress in ... well, orange, to honor present and past kings. Nothing do do with some orange monster in Amerikkka. No no no, it has to do with the old southern french principality of Orange., a town now.
More orange photos here. Having some orange juice now.