Repurposed

There is still an extensive medieval centre in the the city of Limoges although, unlike in many other places, the old buildings are still in active use with more up-to-date shops and businesses.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Old v New

The Key

Our house, and its attached barns, are well over two hundred years old and appear to have been continuously occupied – or, at the very least, actively utilised – for that entire period. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that every so often a n ancient and forgotten artefact turns up somewhere.

This old key is one of the latest to appear. If it hasn’t aged well it’s certainly rusted in a visually interesting manner.

CMMC 5 May 2021

In Bruges

I’ve played a little fast and loose with the prompt for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. ‘Real v Fake’ is the challenge, but what we have here is a model (i.e. fake) of medieval Bruges, set in the centre of the real Bruges.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Real v. Fake

Cornered

This little set of square steps in Perigueux used to lead somewhere. Probably.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Corners

L’Escalier

For Cee’s midweek challenge she is looking for an image of something that either begins or ends with the letter ‘E’.

You may think that what you’re looking at here is a staircase (more specifically, one in the Abbaye de la Reau) and of course you would be quite correct. And it ends with an E. However, the French word for staircase is ‘escalier‘. Beginning or end, it’s your choice.

CMMC 28 April 2021

Let There Be Light

Cee’s challenge for this ‘assignment’ is to juxtapose natural and man-made light.

This photograph shows the interior of the old church in the ancient village of Saint Cirq Lapopie. On the wall on the right is the natural light of the sun, but the rest of the illumination is provided by the sunlight passing through the man-made stained glass widows.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Natural v Man-made light

Rural Toys

If you grow up in the countryside, chances are that you’ll be playing with country toys….

….and when you don’t play with them any more, you collect them..

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Toys

Lost In Translation

Some things just don’t work in another language…

Cee’s Midweek Challenge 21 April 2021

Shiny Scent Bottles

This week’s Fun Foto challenge is looking for something shiny. These perfume bottles were part of a collection that was displayed at a ‘hobbies’ expo a couple of years ago.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny

The Die Is Cast

Smaller than a breadbin (as per Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week).? Most definitely.

I took this photo with my smartphone, then applied the ‘Pinhole Camera’ filter in Photoshop Express for added interest.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Smaller than a breadbin