Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Cloudy day

It was on cloudy day, near the museum of modern art, the glass building on the side.
 

Monday, 15 February 2021

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Winter fairyland

The Petite France area, a world heritage site, is specially beautiful during a rare snowfall.
 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Getting "warmer"!

Well, it's getting slightly "warmer", minus 12 degrees C, 10 degrees F with the wind chill, a good deal "warmer" than this morning.
 

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Monday, 8 February 2021

Sunday, 7 February 2021

I want to ride my bicycle...

But... My bicycle is broken. Damn. What to do??? 

Easy peasy: I use one of the free bike repair stations!
 

Friday, 5 February 2021

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Red Dwarf

I am a big science fiction fan, always have been. I used to love a british scifi comedy series in the 90es, Red Dwarf.

This said, this is the ensign of a bar. Closed since October, like all restaurants, cafés, cinemas, theatres, museums.................
 

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Hortus conclusus, the enclosed garden

Mimmo Paladino is the author of this... strange beast at the museum of contemporary art in Strasbourg.

"Without ears, mane or tail, this primitive equine evokes the Trojan horse and the cunning of the Greeks to enter the city. But made of precious materials, hieratic and hoisted on a terrace, this horse is not a wooden horse or a decoy. Recurring in the artist's work, it evokes more the passage from the world of the dead to that of the living, like a psychopump god, who in mythology leads and guides the souls of the dead. Other works by the artist bear the same title and refer to this same symbolism which escapes that of the medieval representation of the Hortus conclusus, that is to say of the Virgin and Child in the garden of Paradise."
 

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Monday, 25 January 2021

A Monday Mural

Seen behind the Boqueria market in Barcelona ages ago.

More Monday Murals here
 

Saturday, 23 January 2021

An Italian weekend reflection

Some of the 78 statues on the Prato della Valle square in Padova/Padua, depicting famous historical people. To name but a few: Galileo Galilei, Torquato Tasso... The Prato is, with 90.000 square meters, one of the world's largest public squares. More info here. And more weekend reflections here.
 

Friday, 22 January 2021

Weekend in black and white

Playing the flute naked for your girlfriend... Well, I suppose it's the Greek god Pan.

More b&w here


 

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Democracy

The perfect time and day to re-post this. Taken in Colmar, Alsace, first home of Lady Liberty.
 

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Friday, 15 January 2021

Weekend in black and white

We've had last night the heaviest snowfall since 2006, up to 45 cm, a foot and a half near the Basel airport. About 6 inches, 15 cm here. Anyway, more b&w here.
The original, non edited:


 

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Winter is ...here

What started as rain this morning, turned into the first  real snowfall in 2 years. Real, meaning not melting within 5 minutes. My cameras hate wet weather!
 

Monday, 11 January 2021

A double Monday Mural


From mouth to ear, or the other way around... Anyway, wanna see more murals? Click here!
 

Saturday, 9 January 2021