Clock Watching

For this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge, Cee has asked for an image of anything that ends in ‘ock’.

I do have a picture of the large black rooster from the farm just up the road, but making the post title fit the brief and at the same time observe propriety was too problematic.

Instead, here is an entirely respectable photograph taken from inside the clock tower of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. If you’re wondering why a museum should have a clock tower, in this case it’s because the building used to be a railway station.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Something ending in ‘ock’

Thursday Doors: Eglise de St Pierre, Limoges

Now, I know you’re all desperate for another set of doors from Cahors – and you will get them soon. However, if only to heighten that delicious sense of anticipation, this week a one-off set of images from the church of St Pierre in the city of Limoges.

I came across this serendipitously, on our way to a quilting and photography exhibition in a building on the opposite side of the eponymous Place, but I thought it was worth pulling out my old iPhone and capturing this set of freshly-painted church doors:

Back to Cahors next week. Maybe.

Thursday Doors 17 May 2018

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

With an exposure of only 1/2000 of a second, this detail of a water feature in Sydney hardly looks liquid at all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shine

A few years ago, we happened to be in the Place Collégiale, in the town of Le Dorat, just as workmen were starting to mark out some parking bays with a lot of these metal discs. As they were brand new, they had a terrific shine on them, producing some very interesting reflections of the surrounding buildings.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shine

Window Shopping

The town of Thiers, in the Auvergne region, is known as the cutlery centre of France. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there are quite a few window displays like this one:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Through A Window

Thursday Doors: Poitiers (2)

This week, a second (and final – for now, at any rate) instalment of doors from the city of Poitiers.

I didn’t realise until I was putting this post together that all these images contain decorative ironwork of some description. There: a theme.

This first one is all about the ironwork:

And it features quite prominently here too:

Less obvious in these examples but still there if you care to look:

This door has been cut down to size at some point:

Finally, as blue doors always seem to be popular here:

Thursday Doors 10 May 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rise

“May the road rise up to meet you..”

 – traditional Irish blessing

Walk a mile west along the track that runs through Tranquility Base and you’ll reach this ‘main’ road, heading north to Saint-Martial-sur-Isop and points beyond:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rise