Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

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.

Rule of Thirds

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

A head-on view of a Victor bomber on display at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

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Autrefois: Bussiere-Poitevine

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.

Bussiere gare PC

The gare at Bussiere-Poitevine is one of the better-preserved and now does service as a municipal building.

Bussiere gare ed

 

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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.

Bussiere shop PC

Today, it’s a hairdressers.

Buss shop ed

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Construction

‘The Landmark’ is – or was – the tallest building in Abu Dhabi. Here it is under construction, pushing up through an early morning fog.

Construction

Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

The empty chair

For this week’s instalment of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is a photograph taken at Chateau d’Amboise, in the Indre-et-Loire départment of central France.

The chateau’s main claim to fame is that it’s the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Travel Challenge: Doorways

This is the doorway of an unoccupied house on the island of Burano, in the Venice lagoon.

Doorways

Posted in response to Ailsa’s Travel Challenge: Doorways

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

Not the most original take on this week’s challenge, but an attractive image nonetheless. Taken at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Depth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth