Posted on March 23, 2020
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
Posted on March 21, 2020
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
Posted on March 20, 2020
They like to keep themselves to themselves in Chabanais:
Posted on March 18, 2020
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…
Posted on March 18, 2020
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.
Posted on March 17, 2020
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.
Posted on March 16, 2020
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.