Tuesday Photo Challenge: Vista

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Vista’ and, inspired by the photo he used in his own post, I have gone with a seascape from the coast of New South Wales – somewhere in the Sydney area, but I can’t remeber exactly where.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Vista

Thursday Doors: Sainte Radegonde (2)

This week, another selection of doors from the nearby village of Sainte Radegonde, these a little more modern than the previous offerings.

The first two are positively pristine, as you would expect from occupied dwellings:

…although note the vestige of an older door in this image:

But decrepit doors are always the best – even comparatively modern ones:

Thursday Doors 16 May 2019

The Swan

Cee’s topic for this week is ‘feathers’, so here is a serene swan on the lake in Linlithgow.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

And so to bed…..

Cee wants to see photos of chutes or ladders for her Black & White Challenge this week.

This image is a view of the rear elevation of our house in France, just after we bought it. No, I’m not sure what we were thinking either.

On the other hand, you can see why the project’s working title was ‘Brokedown Palace’. The rickety ladder on the left was, at that time, the only means of access to what is now our bedroom. To be fair, we have spruced it up a bit in the intervening years.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Chutes and Ladders

Thursday Doors: Sainte Radegonde

Drive halfway along the main street of St-Germain-de-Confolens (where many fine doors are to be found), turn right across the bridge over the River Vienne and you’ll find yourself in the little village of Sainte Radegonde, which has a few interesting doors of its own to offer.

The first of these is from a 15th century chapel, now deconsecrated:

Looking like it’s of a similar vintage is this grand house, just around the corner:

Not quite so ancient, but still getting on a bit, are these two weatherworn examples:

Thursday Doors 9 May 2019

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wheel

Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘wheel’.

Here in rural France,  old cartwheels that are way past their sell-by date are a common sight. This one was spotted in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop, during the ‘Wool Festival’, which accounts for the natty headgear.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wheel

Photographic paper

Cee’s theme for her ‘Black & White Photo Challenge’ this week is  a ‘view from the side’. This almost abstract image is, in fact, a view of the edges (‘sides’, if you will) of a number of recently manufactured sheets of paper, made according to traditional methods at the Moulin du Got paper mill.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: View from the side