52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 4 – Warmth

The setting sun gives a warm glow to the sky on what would otherwise be a chilly autumn evening. We were heading home – and that’s where the real warmth is.

I took this photo through the windscreen of our car. I would like to point out that I was not driving: I don’t can’t.


Ferry at Circular Quay

Ferries are a popular form of public transport in the area around Sydney.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Thursday Doors: ‘Route 66’

No, it’s not that Route 66. This one is a biker hotel and bar in the nearby village of Bussière-Poitevine. Turn off the road through the village into a small courtyard and you’ll find this small collection of doors.

Thursday Doors 23 January 2020

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Frank’s chosen theme this week is ‘Trees’. We live in one of the most wooded areas of France, as it happens, so I’m certainly not short of pictures of trees to choose from. However, this image is from a little further afield : it’s the esplanade of the Chateau d’Amboise, in the Loire Valley. It’s perhaps best known for being the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.

We chose a rather overcast day (in fact, it rained heavily for much of the time) to visit, but when the sun did peek through, the light was nigh-on perfect.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Summer Son et Lumière

France’s Fête Nationale (don’t call it Bastille Day, whatever you do) is, of course, on the 14th of July – right in the middle of summer. Any decent-sized village will put on at least a firework display to mark the occasion, but here we go a little further, with a son et lumière show as well.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer

Monday Window: Montrol-Sénard

This exceptionally lustrous stained glass window can be found in the old church (parts dating back to the 11th century) in the village of Montrol-Sénard.

#MondayWindow 20 January 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 3 – Black & White

A full moon far outshines the streetlamp in lighting the road that runs through our little hamlet.

52 Week Smartphone Challenge Week 3: Black & White