52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 3 – Black & White

A full moon far outshines the streetlamp in lighting the road that runs through our little hamlet.

52 Week Smartphone Challenge Week 3: Black & White

Thursday Doors: Tranquility Base again

For the uninitiated, ‘Tranquility Base’ is the nom de plume, as it were, of the little hamlet where we live: eighteen houses (including five holiday homes) and three streetlights – count’em.

Amazingly, there are (were) still some portals that haven’t been posted on here: until now.

Q: When is a door not a door? A: When it used to be:

This is on Paulette’s barn, as is this:

All of which forms a piece with the main house:

Much of the hamlet used to belong to the local sabotier (clog-maker), hence the fact that there are more than one of these signs

At the bottom of the garden behind the house currently inhabited by my old mum is this mysterious, disused shed:

But by far the best of this crop is here, which for years has been hidden behind a sheet of corrugated iron:

Thursday Doors 16 January 2020

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Not all forms of public transport are stressful, commuting nightmares. This is the catamaran which ferries guests from the mainland to Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Signs of Spring

Although this winter has been very mild (so far at least), it’s still too early to say that Spring has arrived, so here is a bud emerging from the soil in years gone by

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Spring

Monday Window: Bruges

Although this window is part of the edifice of one of the grandest buildings in Bruges, it’s a little surprising to find it at the end of a very narrow and nondescript alleyway.

#MondayWindow 13 January 2020

The Brame

The River Brame  flows quickly over its rocky bed up in the woods near the village of Thiat.

Cee’s B;ack & White Photo Challenge: Moving Water

Thursday Doors – St Junien revisited

Recently we’ve had to spend some time at the hospital in the nearby town of St-Junien.

It’s a comparatively modern place, although it replaced an adjacent much older and smaller institution:

It’s on the outskirts of the town but is surrounded by old houses, some of which boast rather interesting – in a decrepit kind of way – doors:

and gates…:

Some are better looked after than others:

But for a demonstration of what it means to be houseproud, it’s tough to beat the lace curtains on this garage:

Thursday Doors 9 January 2020