A mighty chandelier

This enormous and ornate crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the Grand Mosque in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman

Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lighting

Thursday Doors: Even More From Perigueux (2)

Another selection from the lost treasures of my library of images from the medieval town of Perigueux.

To begin, an elaborately-framed arched example:

Another arched door, juxtaposed with a more conventional one:

This one seems to be trying to hide in a corner:

And a few more:

Finally, as something of a contrast, this more modern door with art deco ironwork:

Thursday Doors 8 August 2019

Formal Gardens at Chateau Villandry

Part of the extensive formal gardens at Chateau Villandry:

Posted is response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘gardens’

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

Frank setting the theme of ‘overhead’ for the latest Tuesday Photo Challenge is very timely, as the weekend before last I went to the annual airshow (Estevol) near the town of Blond.

As usual, the show featured a large number of impressive kites, including this rather forbidding example:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

First Communion

Traditionally, when girls took their first communion in the Roman Catholic church they would wear ornately decorated white lace head-dresses such as this example:

Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Backs of things

Thursday Doors: Even More From Perigueux

Just when I thought I was running out of doors to post….I went back to my library and unearthed a good few doors from the town of Perigueuex that will keep us diverted for the next few weeks.

To begin with, some doors that used to be doors:

Some real doors, but showing their age:

Old, but in rather better condition:

And finally, for this week, a juxtaposition of old and new:

Thursday Doors 1 August 2019

Lateral Thinking

Instructions:

  1. Take bog-standard photo of a grazing horse at the French National Stud in Pompadour
  2. Crop
  3. Rotate
  4. Post in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘Animals