52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 27 Gratitude

I am eternally grateful that these beautiful eyes look at me and aren’t repelled by what they see.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 27 Gratitude

Look up

A view of part of the mightily impressive vaulted and domed ceiling of the Cathedral of Saint-Front in Perigueux.

I did my usual trick of lying the camera on the floor pointing upwards, setting the timer and hovering just out of shot to make sure that nobody steps on it. It gives a different perspective and also stops you getting a crick in your neck.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Domes and Arches

Faded Fresco

This faded – and, by the look of it, unfinished – fresco in the church at Confolens is in need of some sympathetic restoration…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Painted

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 26 Geometry

We reach the halfway point of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge with, thankfully, a reasonably straightforward theme: geometry.

The roof of our neighbours’ barn is, if you look at it carefully, a riot of curves and straight lines – and certainly geometrical. It just goes to show that geometry is all around us.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 26 Geometry

The old florists’ shop

This shop, formerly a florists’, is one of many in the town of Bellac that is now closed and boarded up. But it’s a lot more attractive than most.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Storefronts

Kitchen doorknob

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week demands images of doorknobs.

Her wish is my command, so here – viewed from above – is the knob on one of the drawers in our kitchen. They look nice, but do try to avoid walking into them.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doorknobs

Monday Window: The church at Azay-Le-Ferron

Last week I featured a window at the chateau in Azay-Le-Ferron, and this week I’ve moved on to the church.

Stained glass is nowhere near as impressive when viewed from the outside, but it’s an interesting and attractive window nonetheless, and harmonises well with the church door, I think.

#MondayWindow 22 June 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 25 Freedom

‘Free as a bird’. That’s what they say, isn’t it?

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 25 Freedom

Disused railway tracks

Disused tracks just outside the old railway station in Chabanais.

(I applied an infra-red filter in order to enhance the impact of the vegetation – a polite way of saying weeds).

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains and tracks

A Single Flower

Cee’s Fun Challenge for this week wants images of a single flower. This was one that emerged from a scattering of mixed wild flowers that we sowed in our garden last year.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower