Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations

This display of rockery plants at the annual flower show in nearby Magnac-Laval shows not only a variety of species but also reveals that each individual plant is subtly different from all the others.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Old

This week, Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo! has returned to the theme of ‘Old’.

As this year is, of course, the centenary of the end of World War I, this image seems appropriate. It is a French Army helmet of the period, now housed in the Museum at the Chateau des Ducs in Nantes.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Old

Hot Dinners

In the schoolroom of the living museum of rural life at nearby Montrol-Sénard you can still see these cooking pots, in which the pupils would bring their lunches from home, sitting them on top of the stove to keep warm.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 18 January 2018

Thursday Doors: Bordeaux (2)

More doors from the Quai Louis XVIII in Bordeaux – and this week not a blue one to be seen.

Although green is quite popular too:

This restaurant was a little bit different, but still had the typical arch over the door, nicely echoed in the window:

Rather tattier, but conforming to the general pattern:

But this one is a bit of a mould-breaker:

As is this discreet example:

But here is this week’s favourite:

Thursday Doors 18 January 2018

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

This weathered sign can be found in the nearby open-air memorial of Oradour-sur Glane, a village where over 600 inhabitants – mostly women and children – were massacred by German troops in June 1944.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Delicious

The freshly-caught sea bass on display at the Rialto fish market in Venice looked absolutely delicious.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: 16 January 2018

Roman right-angle

At the Roman site of Cassinomagus, archaeologists have excavated the steps that surrounded and led down to the fountain or spring that would have provided the settlement with most of its fresh water.  This is a detail of one corner.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Corner