Champagne as far as the eye can see…

The hills around the village of Ay are given over almost entirely to vines growing the grapes that will later be turned into (particularly good) champagne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Field

Thursday Doors: Perigueux again

Continuing with the second tranche of the doors of Perigueux, here are some more old brown ones:

…of which this is a shockingly neglected example, albeit with a rather grand surround:

But why settle for one door when you can have two:

Some doors are better preserved than others, of course:

…and some aren’t even brown:

More from Perigueux next week, then it’s time for another little mini-break.

Thursday Doors 29 November 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Contact

My grandson is a study in concentration as he tries to get his tennis racket to make contact with that pesky ball.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Contact

A Cold And Frosty Morning

Appropriately enough for the time of year (in the northern hemisphere, at any rate), Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge theme this week is ‘cold’.

After the temperature dips overnight in the absence of any cloud cover, the bay leaves on our laurel bushes are tipped with frost.

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Cold

Flight Path

I have to admit that this is a pretty free interpretation of Cee’s Black & White challenge this week of ‘public transport’. However, the image – which is really all about the clouds – does include an aeroplane, which is certainly a form of public transport.

This particular ‘plane is on its final descent into Heathrow Airport in London and is just passing over the railway bridge that crosses the Thames at Barnes.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Thursday Doors: More From Perigueux

After the last few weeks’ diversions, we’re back to the town of Perigueuex in the Dordogne for another selection of doors from its medieval centre.

To begin with, two doors for the price of one, with a nice juxtaposition of old and new:

And here are a couple more doors with some colour to them:

But it remains the case that most doors are just plain brown – even this comparatively modern one:

As well as these older examples:

Thursday Doors 22 November 2018

Toilet Humour

I have no explanation why this cartoon is nailed to the wall on the second floor of an old building in the town of Sarlat, and is visible only through a window on the staircase of a museum.

It is quite amusing, though, so fits Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge theme this week of ‘funny’.

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Funny