Another entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Taken at the Hili Oasis in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, this is the stump of a palm tree that’s had a severe pruning.
In response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge – Weather, an image taken last winter here at Tranquility Base. The link to the challenge is here.
http://ceenphotography.com/2015/01/01/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-shoes-or-feet/ Detail from the base of a lectern in St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Of course the subject is the feet, but the reflection of the church interior provides context.
A view of – a small part of – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. In ‘real’ life, of course, this would be shimmering white marble (topped with gold) against a clear blue sky.
Oradour-sur-Glane is a village not far from here. In 1944 it was the scene of a Nazi atrocity, which can be read about here. A new village was built nearby after the war, but the original is now preserved as a permanent museum and memorial to the 642 named victims.