Evening in the vineyards


Picture of Champagne vineyards taken on July 20th, 2014

In the background is the main city of the area, called Reims.





In the courtyard of Heidelberg castle, there is a well, that is closed by a grid. Visitors who want to throw a coin in the well have to aim at the big hole in its middle. Here are a few coins from people who failed…

Picture taken on July 15th, 2014

Church restaurant

Heidelberg coffee shop

I was really surprised to see this restaurant built between the pillars of the church. My astonishment increased when I walked to the other side of the church: between each pair of pillars is a souvenir shop.

Picture taken in Heidelberg (Germany) on July 15th, 2014.

Red fruits

Red seeds

Whereas yew seeds are toxic, the red fruits around them can be eaten… this is what I have just read, I have to admit I have never tried.

Picture taken in Ribeauvillé, Alsace, France; on July 13th, 2014



I could not leave Alsace without trying to take pictures of storks. These birds are the symbol of the region; they had nearly disappeared a few decades ago, but nowadays, efforts are made to get them back building their nests on the top of churches, houses and other buildings.

Picture taken in Ribeauvillé on July 13th, 2014