Posted on May 12, 2021
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.
Posted on May 6, 2021
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.
Posted on May 5, 2021
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.
Posted on April 30, 2021
This little set of square steps in Perigueux used to lead somewhere. Probably.
Posted on April 29, 2021
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.
Posted on April 28, 2021
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.
Posted on April 24, 2021
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..
Posted on April 23, 2021
Some things just don’t work in another language…
Posted on April 21, 2021
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.
Posted on April 16, 2021
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.