Illuminated

The iconic – and eye-wateringly expensive – Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai is lit up at night.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colourful buildings

Monday Window: Bellac

Hidden away in a back street of the nearby town of Bellac. The building seems to be a workshop of some type, but there’s no getting away from those lace curtains.

#MondayWindow 21 September 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 38 Rule of Odds

This week’s challenge is to employ the ‘rule of odds’. That’s simply the oft-observed phenomenon that an image with an odd number of items is inherently more aesthetically pleasing than an even number. Here, three old doors are better than two – especially when helped out by a dramatic sky.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 38 Rule of Odds

Monday Window: Mortemart

An unusual window in the nearby small village of Mortemart.

#MondayWindow 14 September 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 37 Seasons

Autumn colours at the important Roman site of Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall in northern England.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 37 Seasons

Monday Window: Sainte Radegonde

In the small village of Sainte Radegonde, people value their privacy, and protect it with the ubiquitous wooden shutters and lace curtains.

#MondayWindow 7 September 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 36 Habits

This week, the Smartphone Challenge is “Some habits are good, and some are bad. Your inspiration this week is either”.

To the best of my knowledge, I am entirely devoid of good habits, so that narrows it down a bit.

However, I have it on the very highest authority that, among a plethora of bad habits, my alleged inability to close cupboard doors properly ranks very highly in terms of irritation-generating capacity.

Dunno what all the fuss is about….

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 36 Your Habits

 

 

 

Horny

A veritable forest of horns in this group of Arabian oryx in the nature reserve of Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns

At the sign of The White Horse

The Auberge Cheval Blanc stands at the main crossroads in the nearby town of Bellac.

For the avoidance of doubt, the horse looking out of the window isn’t real.

Then again, neither is the window….

(P.S. I’m taking it that the restaurant is being run as a commercial enterprise)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Commercial premises

Monday Window: Mezieres-sur-Issoire

Behind the altar in the church of our local village, Mézières-sur-Issoire.

Monday Window 31 August 2020