Thursday Doors: Encore Cahors (5)

And still they come….

Yet more from Cahors. When I first posted some doors from this medieval town, I commented on the carving that many of them displayed. Like these:

You can’t go wrong with a door-within-a-door…

Or just go full tatty:

There are still a few more doors to come from Cahors, but for the next few weeks we’ll be rather closer to home, at a new Thursday Doors destination.

Thursday Doors 31 May 2018

Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favo(u)rites

Although there are plenty of other photo challenges out there, generously hosted by individual bloggers, the end of the WordPress Weekly Challenge – for reasons best known to themselves and, I suspect, a mystery to most of the rest of us – does feel like the end of an era.

For this final instalment, we’ve been invited to share our all-time favourites (I cannot bring myself to omit the ‘u’ that actually belongs there).

It’s hard to choose, though. The most-liked – by others – of my images are displayed on the home page of this blog in any case.

However, my very first post on this blog, back in August 2013, was a response to a WordPress Weekly Challenge. This is another edit of that image:

Surely, though, while retrospection has its place it’s better to look forward, so I’ll leave you – in terms of this challenge, at any rate – with another flower, but one with it’s – albeit brief – life ahead of it. The picture was taken just a couple of weeks ago.

Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Height

The medieval Abbaye de la Reau has been extensively renovated in recent years. It has to be said, though, that not much has been done to the 15th-century Tour de Défense (built after the original Abbaye was burnt down by the English: so a bit late then) whose roof collapsed long ago.

The Tour actually isn’t a particularly tall structure (just two stories), although the sense of height is – well, heightened – when you point a camera straight up at the sky.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Height

Wild Flower Monochrome

It’s that time again…

Cee’s Black & White Challenge Theme this week is ‘flowers’, so here is an example from a mix of bee-friendly wild flowers that we sowed last year in one of our raised beds. In real life, it was an attractive shade of magenta, but the monochrome highlights the textures.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

Thursday Doors: Encore Cahors (4)

The waiting is over….here’s another selection of the doors of Cahors, beginning with two gloriously tatty sets of double doors:

And another, in rather better condition (includes free reflection of author: you’re welcome).

And some single doors, in various stages of neglect:

More next week, then we’ll break off for a new destination.

Thursday Doors 24 May 2018

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

The rope twisted into a knot leads the eye in to this detail of a wooden dhow that I spotted in the Bateen area of Abu Dhabi city. The traditional boat is contrasted with the modern office blocks in the background.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ring

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Ring’.

I’m glad about that, because I’ve been waiting a long time to post this – one of the oldest images in my digital photo library. It shows the weir on the River Avon as it flows through the city of Bath, in south-west England and I was attracted by the unusual design of concentric circles.

I suppose you could say that it’s a ring from around (the) Bath [drops microphone, exits stage left]

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ring