Splendid isolation

This larger than life statue stands in splendid isolation in the museum of the Vessuna Gallo-Roman archaeological site in Perigueux.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Just One

Fresh Cabbage

Who knew? Even cabbages can be interesting when you get up close to them – especially when they are as good and fresh as these, seen on a stall at the excellent Saturday market in Perigueux.

CMMC 2 March 2022

Not ‘The Ring’

I was playing around in Lightroom with an otherwise ho-hum photograph of a clump of trees in the Beecraigs Country Park in central Scotland and came up with this slightly unsettling image that reminded me a little of the 2002 horror film ‘The Ring’.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark and Leaves

February’s Last Photo

We had a short weekend break in the city of Perigueux, capital of the Dordogne département. Walking back along the river bank to our hotel, I took this photo of the Cathedral of Saint-Front, which dominates the city’s medieval centre.

Last on the card

Disused Railway Lines

Possibly the most dreaded three words it is possible for any putative rail traveller to hear or see: ‘Replacement bus service’.

In this instance, the replacement is permanent, as the railway no longer serves the town of Chabanais. Although you can get the very occasional bus from outside the station…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines

Oryx at rest

An Arabian oryx takes it easy in the game reserve on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

CMMC: Must contain the letter ‘X’

Pointing the finger

This rock formation in St Andrews juts out accusingly into the North Sea.

Cee’s Back & White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones

Alma mater

This is one of the many fine, typically Scottish stone buildings that form the estate of St Leonard’s School in St Andrews, my daughter’s eye-wateringly reassuringly expensive boarding school all those years ago.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings

Keep It Clean

Will that ice cream be consumed before any of it drips onto that turquoise polo shirt?

Of course. Never in doubt.

CMMC 9 February 2022

Three Knights

Nothing to see here…

Three knights in armour chatting on a street in the nearby village of Rancon. Couldn’t have anything to do with it being the day of the medieval fair, could it?

“So I says to King Arthur….”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trios