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

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 11 – Fill The Frame

For week 11 of the Smartphone Challenge hosted by Khürt, we’re invited to fill the frame with a single colour.

Spring seems to have come earlier than usual this year and there are plenty of the usual harbingers already in evidence – like this narcissus.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge

Bateau Mouche

The bateaux mouches are the tourist boats that ply the River Seine in Paris. Business wasn’t so good on this particular day….

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Chairs and tables

Someone to look up to

The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) on The Corniche is a landmark in Abu Dhabi.

It’s also where I toiled (figuratively speaking) for the last ten years of my working life, the final part of which was spent in an office on the inner side of the left hand tower, somewhere near the bottom of this image. It was on the 23rd floor, so from ground level you’d certainly have to look upwards.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: point your camera upwards

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scale

Petra is built on a colossal scale, as is evident from this view of the Treasury from the Siq – the 1.2km long narrow passage that is the most common way to enter the ‘rose-red city, half as old as time’.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scale

Monday Window: Abbaye de la Reau

Who’d be a window cleaner here at Abbaye de la Reau?

#MondayWindow 9 March 2020