Friday, 19 June 2020

Weekend in black and white

I have absolutely no idea what this bird is: black beak, black legs, yellow feet.
More b&w here.
UPDATE: it's an egret, aigrette in French, Reiher in German.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Monday, 15 June 2020

Not a spaceship!

The main tramway station in town, in the place de l'homme de Fer, iron man square. 2 origins for the name, depending who you ask: either the first train in the 19th century, or the statue of a soldier in armor, above a pharmacy. Absolutely nothing to do with Robert Downey Jr, or Stan Lee!

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Saturday, 13 June 2020

A weekend reflection

I'm dreaming about taking one of the boats in Budapest, and going all the way to the Black Sea...
More weekend reflections here.

Friday, 12 June 2020

Weekend in black and white

The Vosges mountain range is about 25 km from here, all along the Rhine river, from Germany to the Swiss border.
Well, this the place des Vosges, Vosges square, in Paris, nowhere near the actual Vosges. More about the most beautiful square I know of here.
And more b&w here

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Lunchtime at the clinic

Inside the Orangerie park, there is clinic for injured storks. Storks are the "national" emblem of Alsace

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Un parco

A few days, the City Daily Photo family had it's monthly theme day, about parks. Here is another one, near the Biennale area in Venice

Monday, 8 June 2020


On a very gloomy spring day a while back, somewhere in Switzerland.

Friday, 5 June 2020

Merci, Robert N

A thank you note to Robert Nicolaescu. Multumesc prietene.
More b&w for your weekend right....HERE.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Underneath the old tree

In more normal times there would people enjoying a drink. Restaurants and cafés have reopen, after summer-like confinement months, but it is raining today, with thunderstorms... Karma.
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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

A little south

There is a good side on global warming: an olive tree in Strasbourg, some oleander nearby. Gosh, I miss Greece!!!

Monday, 1 June 2020

June theme day on CDP: park

Feeding time in the Orangerie park. The stork is tame, he is often seen begging for food.:-)
More theme day photos here

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Sunday morning

I love going for a walk on Sunday mornings, nobody around!
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Saturday, 30 May 2020

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

The Holy Sepulchre

Yep, it's the other one, the one in Strasbourg! Restaurant, with a laaaarge choice of wines. I don't remember having wine at the other place, the one in Jerusalem.
Anyway, it's closed until further notice. We'll know more tomorrow.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Monday, 25 May 2020

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Sunday afternoon

Still very few people around, as the masks are compulsory in the city center.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

A weekend reflection

The Ponts Couverts in Strasbourg, old fortifications.
More weekend reflections here

Friday, 22 May 2020

Thursday, 21 May 2020


Close to 30 degrees C today! I wish I could show you a crowded beach, but... Many good reasons to avoid crowds, and the closest sea beach is many hundreds of km away, far over the 100 km we're allowed to travel.
So, here is a green gate.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Is it a...?

I suppose it is... a bench. Facing the European Parliament. Does not look comfy at all.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

The zoo

I wonder how our small zoo in the Orangerie park is coping, relying mostly of volunteers and donations... The park is still closed until further government notice.

Monday, 18 May 2020

A Rhine harbor

Seen in Frankfurt, one the closest airport towns to fly from. Now, this the harbor of course! LOL
More Monday Murals here

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Friday, 15 May 2020

Summer in the city

Last summer in Tirana, Albania. Simple pleasures are so often the best.
More b&w this weekend here

Monday, 11 May 2020

The day after

After 55 days locked down, with mostly warm sunny days, almost summer days...  Yesterday, 27 degrees C. Today, first day of "freedom": 6 degrees C, cold monsoon rain, strong wind. Karma? Does Mother Nature signify us to stay at home?

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Day 55: last day of the lock down

I want to break free! But very carefully, observing government rules. Nobody wants a second confinement!

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Locked out

You have been on lockdown for weeks? Feeling bored, restless? You ate too much? How terrible!. This guy, like many others, doesn't have a home. Get a life!

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Vagabond neurosis

AKA dromomania, the compulsive need of traveling. 4 months without traveling... Therefore a photo of Amsterdam, one of the places I call(ed) home.
More weekend reflections right... here

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Deconfinement, 6 days to go

Many shops to reopen next Monday. Bars, cafés, restaurants, etc, will remain closed till.......

Saturday, 2 May 2020

A weekend reflection on lockdown day 47

Dreaming of a nice handmade burger in the sun(no McD!). But all restaurants are closed in France until further notice. I will wait. Not at a beer drinkers myself.
More weekend reflections here

Friday, 1 May 2020

May Day CDP theme day: shopping

Once upon a time, thinking pink thoughts while riding my unicorn, I went to Wonderland for a little shopping.
More wonderful photos about shopping here.