Road, Side

A different perspective on this litle track that runs off the road between here and the next hamlet:

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Perspective

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against The Odds

“Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.”

At France’s elite equestrian academy, the Cadre Noir, these acrobats are undoubtedly doing something I know I wouldn’t be able to do:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Against The Odds

Thursday Doors: St Junien – Open to the public

For this third instalment of the doors of St Junien, as a change from the doors of private residences I’ve confined myself to some of the public buildings of the town.

To begin with, the old municipal offices which still stand opposite the new Mairie and admin block:

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The main church of St Junien is a Collègiale. To be honest, the interior isn’t particularly impressive in my opinion, although the main doors are worth a look. As it’s now surrounded by newer buildings, it’s difficult to get a complete view in one shot (well, it is with the lenses I’ve got), but this close-up gives you the general idea:

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To the left of the main entrance of the Collègiale is this unloved gate:

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This is the Salle des Fêtes; in the UK it would probably be called the Assembly Rooms or something similar. The large ‘cartouche’ above the windows tells us that it was built between 1898 and 1900, following a vote of the local council in 1897. There then follows a long list of the members of the municipal council who approved the construction. Fascinating.

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And finally, on a much smaller scale, is this unpretentious construct that sits in the middle of a roundabout on the main road through the town. Open to all passing birds, presumably.

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Thursday Doors 16 February 2017

Macro Moments Week 31 – Capucins

‘Baby animals’ is the theme for this week’s macro moments challenge hosted by Sue at Musin’ With Susan. Here, a baby Capucin monkey stays close to its mother at the Vallée des Singes wildlife park:

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Macro Moments Week 31

Tuesdays of Texture: Shaggy

This Shetland pony was one of a small group that used to live in a field just down the lane from where we live. This might have been a bad hair day.

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Tuesdays of Texture

Mundane? Onion

Half a red onion left lying on the black worksurface in our kitchen.

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Mundane Mondays

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 27 – Architecture

A view of the helicopter pad near the top of the iconic Burj al Arab hotel (seven stars, no less) in Dubai.

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To put it into context, here’s a wider shot of the building:

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 27 – Architecture