Posted on June 4, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Ancient’. It’s open to discussion whether there’s a clear transition point between merely old and truly ancient, but I don’t think there’d be too much argument against calling the historic city of Petra as properly ancient. As the poem says, it is after all ‘The rose-red city half as old as time’.
Posted on June 1, 2019
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week has the theme of ‘Any kind of house’.
Well, I suppose everyone needs somewhere to live – although probably not in such a grand edifice as this at Chateau Villandry.
Posted on May 30, 2019
Last week we went on a coach trip to the town of Pompadour, in the Corrèze departement of France.
Historically the name is most usually linked to Madame Pompadour, the ‘official’ (sic) chief mistress of King Louis XV in the middle of the 18th century. Nowadays, however, Pompadour is best known for its equine-related activities. It’s the home of the French National Stud and many other breeding and training stables. as well as a noted racecourse (UK readers: think Newmarket).
Many of the stables, as well as the stud, are located in grand buildings which, apart from the horses, also offer some interesting doors to look at, of which this is the first selection.
Apart from the final image, these doors are to be found in the chateau or grounds of the National Stud itself.
Thursday Doors 30 May 2019
Posted on May 29, 2019
There are sixteen feet in this image, captured last weekend at the French National Stud in Pompadour. Just as many legs, too.
Posted on May 29, 2019
Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘Tower’. This image gives you two for the price of one.
It shows an aspect of the church in the preserved village (and national monument) of Oradour-sur-Glane.
Posted on May 22, 2019
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.
Posted on May 17, 2019
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