Sunday, January 31, 2016

Good God ! - 2/71



“God has lost his pop”: see early episodes of Book-2, in case you haven’t been following from the start.

Mon Dieu ! - 2/71


Anglicisme : Pop = Papa et Pop = Pan 
Malheureusement, je n’ai pu pas trouver un jeu de mot équivalent en français pour cette blague.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ici, on Parle Française - 51

This comic strip is specially created for Alliance Française de Bangalore, for use in their classrooms and website. Reproduced here by special arrangement. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ici, on Parle Française - 50

This comic strip is specially created for Alliance Française de Bangalore, for use in their classrooms and website. Reproduced here by special arrangement. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Eguisheim - Beau Village in Alsace

Not a short drive from Colmar is the beau village of Eguisheim. It is a major wine growing region, and is also famous as the birthplace of Pope Leo IX. Signs of the pope are everywhere, starting with this statue of him right at the enterance of the village. The first time we saw the village, it was at night. Here is the papal statue with the moon above it.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ici, on Parle Française - 49

This comic strip is specially created for Alliance Française de Bangalore, for use in their classrooms and website. Reproduced here by special arrangement. 

Colmar - absolutely the last post

Ok, absolutely the last post on Colmar. Here are various interesting pics around Colmar, all dressed up for Christmas, which I couldn't fit into previous posts...
First off, a restaurant decorated rather bizarrely for Christmas. It looked so intriguing, we had to eat here. Besides, it was lunchtime. Food was nice. Not amazing, not bad. But it was nice and cozy within, with a great ambiance.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Little Venice in Colmar - by the light of the day

We were so entranced by the Little Venice (Petite Venice) district of Colmar at night (see last post), we went back next day. It wasn't so breathtaking by the light of the day, but still insanely attractive...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Little Venice in Colmar - at night

There is a section of Colmar called Petite Venice (Little Venice), largely because a canal runs through it with boats and everything. The first time we saw it, it was at night, all lighted up for Christmas. It looked magical.

Naresh NGO - 3


Naresh ONG - 3


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Maison Pfiester - Colmar

A rather interesting house we ran across while strolling through Colmar, in Alsace. Maison Pfeister, constructed 1537. More pics of the house...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Christmas in Colmar

The week before Christmas, we had gone to the town of Colmar, in the region of Alsace, for the Christmas market. Alsace is a region of France bordering Germany, with heavy German influences. It passed hands a couple of times between Germany and France, down the ages. Most of the placenames are German, as is the cuisine and architecture. The people speak French, but with a heavy Alascsian accent.
I am not much of a lad for the Christmas market. That was more of Blandine's thing. These are basically lines of kiosks selling Christmas bric-à-brac and ferris wheels. Here are a couple of pictures of the Christmas market itself:-

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Good God ! - 2/68

Mon Dieu ! - 2/68

The Statue of Liberty in Colmar

On a recent visit to Colmar, in the Alsace region of Fance, I ran into this replica of the Statue of Liberty. Not surprising, since Colmar is the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. This replica was set up in his hometown to mark his hundredth death anniversary...

Here is Bartholdi's childhood home in Colmar...

Friday, January 08, 2016

Ici, on Parle Française - 48

OOOPS... I forgot to upload this series the past 3 weeks. Click on the label 'Ici on Parle' on the right to refresh your memory.
This comic strip is specially created for Alliance Française de Bangalore, for use in their classrooms and website. Reproduced here by special arrangement. 

Friday, January 01, 2016

Naresh NGO - 1

Happy New Year boys and girls!!!

 
Starting today, a new comic strip on the world of NGOs. It will appear every Wednesday in place of Blandine’s Farm

Naresh ONG - 1

Bonne Année 2016 !!!


Á partir d’aujourd’hui, une nouvelle BD sur le monde des ONG. Ça paraîtra chaque mercredi à la place de Chez Blandine.