Sunday, 21 March 2021

The green is back!

Cold wintery day. But hey, it's getting better every day, 20 degrees C expected here next weekend. Next stop: SUMMER!
 

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Brockengespenst

Sun reflecting on aplane, reflecting on clouds... This is called a Brockengespenst in German, Brocken spectre in English.

More weekend reflections here
 

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Monday, 15 March 2021

A Monday Mural

Streets of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

More Monday Murals right... HERE.
 

Sunday, 14 March 2021

(Not) Welcome to Germany!

The border to Germany is closed since mid-January. The tramways from Strasbourg are still going there, but only for some commuters. If you're not commuting for work, many french people working there, and you get caught shopping, German police will fine you 250 euros. Or more.
 

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Flying away...

FRA, Frankfurt Airport, on the way to HER last summer.

More weekend reflections here
 

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Gallia resto u

A few barges near the Gallia university canteen (resto u: restaurant universitaire)/dorm. The barges are actually bars, closed since October.
 

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Collège épiscopal Saint Etienne


 A catholic middle school, founded around a 12th century abbey. A school since 1861, formerly a convent, a synagogue, a theatre, a sport hall, a hangar, and a tobacco factory...

Monday, 8 March 2021

The painted house

Quite a lot to see there... Look closely. I raelly like the 5 women! Looks abandoned though.

More Monday murals here
 

Saturday, 6 March 2021

A weekend reflection

The géode cinema in the Villette area of Paris.

More weekend reflections here.
 

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Petite Venise

Or little Venice. Not in Italy, but in Colmar, nearby, along the river Lauch (means leek in English, funnily enough).
 

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Some sausage with your tea, vicar?

At an angle in Colmat, 67 km south of Strasbourg. Butcher on one side, tea shop on the other. There is actually a German/polish tea sausage, widely available here, have a look here.
 

Monday, 1 March 2021

Monthly theme day: mirrors

Salvador Dali's mirror! Well, that's me in the mirror, not him :-)

More mirrors right... here.
 

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Be merry on Place Gutenberg!

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg invented printing in Strasbourg. He didn't invent this merry go round on his homonymous square.

Friday, 26 February 2021

"I'm well done on this side. Turn me over!"

St Lawrence is supposed to have said it, when he was martyred on the grill. Immortalised in stone on our cathedral here in Strasbourg. The pink sandstone  stonework dates back 800 years... 

More b&w for this weekend here.
 

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Abundance

Well, I'm not a vegetarian... But I do love veggies! The region is extremely fertile.
 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Monday, 22 February 2021

A Masked Mexican Monday Mural, aka MMMM

Pre-covid Mexican wrestler masks in Strasbourg? How curious.

More Monday Murals here

PLEASE, WEAR A MASK, MUCHACHOS Y MUCHACHAS!
 

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Delivery!

Don't want cooking? Well,  all restaurants are closed since October, open only for take away and deliveries.
 Delivery companies take 30% of the food you order from struggling restaurants... Capitalism. I don't use them, I prefer take away or cooking myself. Ubereats and other vultures? NO WAY! My money goes to the few open restaurants. Directly.

Friday, 19 February 2021

Waterloo in black and white

OMG! Now why did I choose this photo??? Now I have this horrible earworm plaguing me! Do you know Abba? I HATE ABBA!!! Their ""muzak"" literally makes my skin crawl.

Anyway, click here to see more b&w photos this weekend. Or later. Oh, btw: this is Waterlooplein metro station in Amsterdam, me olde home.

Sincere apologies for the earworm!!!!!
 

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."