H is for Horse

This striking white horse is one of a group of about half a dozen or so that belongs to one of our neighbours.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: G or H

Thursday Doors: Confolens (finale)

This is the fourth and final instalment of doors from the French town of Confolens. As last week’s post, which concentrated on gates, ended with a public building (the Hôtel de Ville), here are a couple of others to start us off, beginning with the old church:

while this grand building at the end of the new(er) bridge across the Vienne river, is now an educational establishment:

The carving above the lower left window indicates that this building was put up in 1885, although the door looks more like Art Deco to me:

I was just pleased with the way the light turned out on these doors up in the old town:

And finally, saving the worst (which is to say best) ’til last, is this fine example of a door designed by a committee:

Thursday Doors 23 March 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green

A sunny autumn day in Inverleith Park, Edinburgh. The leaves are beginning to turn, but green still predominates.


Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green

Tuesdays of Texture: Wheelhub

This well-weathered cartwheel was spotted in the grounds of a hotel in the wine country of New South Wales:

Tuesdays of Texture

F is for F7777473

This is the serial number of the old Singer sewing machine that we acquired last year. It’s possible to look up these numbers online, and we discovered that this particular machine was made in Clydebank, Scotland, sometime between January and June 1917, so it is now an authentic antique.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: E or F

Thursday Doors: Confolens gates

To leaven the weekly diet of doors, here are a few of the interesting gates that the Charente town of Confolens has to offer, in ascending order of impressiveness.

A symphony in green:


My personal favourite – a study in symmetry:


This grand looking edifice is just behind the church:


And here are the gates of the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall). It was just after taking this photograph that my doorscursion was cut short by an unexpected collision with the pavement outside the Market Hall, in the same square.


Thursday Doors 16 March 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Take a ride in the glass lift that’s now inside the bell-tower of the church and you will find yourself atop the medieval town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne, with matchless views over the tops of the old buildings:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop