Thursday Doors: (still) Chabanais

We’re not quite done with the doors of Chabanais just yet.

To begin with, an empty shop premises that unaccountably got overlooked for the specfic post that featured those all too common doors. This must have been the local equivalent of Blockbuster:

Also featuring two doors this week, although with contrasting fortunes:

A couple of examples of doors with their surrounding shutters, the first in rather better nick than the second:

This door too might have once graced a shop, to judge from the window:

And it looks like all this door wants to do is sit in the corner and be left alone:

Thursday Doors 5 December 2019

Autumn sunrise

The soft colours of an autumn sunrise over our fields fits the brief for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastel/Soft Colours

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

The interiors of many old churches can be rather cold and austere, with great slabs of now-bare stonework. Not so the medieval church in the town of Chauvigny, especially with the warming glow of the sun shining through stained glass windows.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

Monday Window – Venice

An impressive array of windows on the upper floor of this palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice.

#MondayWindow 2 December 2019

A working environment

Back to a previous life this week for Cee’s Black $ White Photo Challenge with the topic of Doors and Drawers.

This was my office on the twenty-third floor of the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, where I spent the last – and best – ten years of my working life. That’s the door on the right and obviously those are drawers underneath the desktop.

What I can’t get over is how tidy it was. My desk at home is an absolute tip.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Doors & Drawers

Thursday Doors: Chabanais – small doors and more

Another instalment of doors from the Charente town of Chabanais. To begin with, a selection of smaller examples, in varying states of preservation:

Next, two doors of broadly similar design but radically different condition

But my clear favourite this week is this repurposed doorway, which now boasts a Limousin sink

Thursday Doors 28 November 2019

Black and white on white

This black and white butterfly was happy to feast on the white buddleia bush that grows in our garden.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White