Posted on February 22, 2015
For this week’s challenge, a photograph of some seedpods of an Honesty plant (known in France as ‘monnaie du Pape’ – The Pope’s Money). I do like a bit of bokeh.
Posted on February 18, 2015
Posted on February 17, 2015
This is the first post in a new category of ‘Autrefois’, in which I’ve tried to reproduce, as closely as possible, the modern look of views shown on old picture postcards of the Haute Vienne departément.
Bussiere-Poitevine: the tram station
Between the two wars, there was an extensive tram network in the Limousin region. Today very little remains, apart from some of the old stations (gares), with their distinctive checkered brickwork around doors and windows and corners.
The gare at Bussiere-Poitevine is one of the better-preserved and now does service as a municipal building.
Bussiere-Poitevine: Maison Leger Montel
I’ve no idea what kind of shop Maison Leger Montel was, although when the picture for the postcard was taken they had a sale (‘Soldes’) on.
Today, it’s a hairdressers.
Posted on February 13, 2015
‘The Landmark’ is – or was – the tallest building in Abu Dhabi. Here it is under construction, pushing up through an early morning fog.
Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge
Posted on February 6, 2015
Posted on February 2, 2015
This is the doorway of an unoccupied house on the island of Burano, in the Venice lagoon.
Posted on January 31, 2015
Not the most original take on this week’s challenge, but an attractive image nonetheless. Taken at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.