Monday Window – Bonnefont

Even by local standards, the small settlement of Bonnefont is well off the beaten track, albeit only about twenty minutes away by car.

It’s worth the trip, though, if only for this exceptionally photogenic old window.

#MondayWindow 23 March 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 12 Trash

We recently made a trip to our local dechetterie – recycling centre – to relieve ourselves of some accumulated trash. The packaging (cartonnage) goes into a covered container – because nobody wants soggy cardboard.

I would just like to point out that by no means all of this is ours. Although, on the other hand, I hadn’t realised how much stuff we get from Amazon.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 12 – Trash

 

 

‘We value our privacy’

They like to keep themselves to themselves in Chabanais:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences & Gates

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spread

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

Before we retired to France, we came over for a few weeks each summer to see how the renovations of Brokedown Palace were coming along. We generally stayed at a Chambre d’Hôte in nearby Le Dorat.

One weekend while we were there, however, the place was being used for a wedding reception, and since our room overlooked the garden in which it was being held, they were good enough to invite us. It was quite a spread…

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spread

Mural in the Chapel of St Blaise

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week gives me the opportunity to post another image taken in the Chapel of St Blaise in Pompadour. This follows on from this week’s Monday Window Challenge.

As a reminder, for the next few weeks Cee is asking us to pick up on an element of a photo she herself has posted. As the relevant image contains a mural, here is the dramatic painting behind the altar in St Blaise’s. The whole of the interior – walls and ceiling, totalling some 300 square metres – is covered in similar images with the same colour scheme. It’s not the Sistine Chapel, but it is certainly quite spectacular in its own way.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 18 March 2020

The orange boat

Judy at Lifelessons has had the brilliant idea of posting the last image from either your SD card or phone. As she says, it’s something to pass the time while we’re all in solitary confinement in isolation.

This, from my iPhone, is one of the model boats (pleasingly, the other is blue) that one of our neighbours floats onto the pond at the centre of our little hameau when the water level permits. As it’s rained more or less constantly since September, that is no constraint.

 

Monday Window: Pompadour

In the town of Pompadour is the spectacularly painted Chapel of St. Blaise. This, however, is the plain window of an austere little side-chapel.

#MondayWindow 16 March 2020