The Water Pump

The French equivalent of the Fire Brigade is the Sapeurs Pompiers. At last October’s Expo in Mézières-sur-Issoire, the local Pompiers put on a display of some of their ‘veteran’ equipment, including this mobile water pump that dates from 1949.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fire Service

Thursday Doors: Nouic (3)

A final instalment of doors from the neighbouring village of Nouic.

One can only hazard a guess as to the original purpose of the small building with the green door:

More double doors that have seen better days:

But don’t get the impression that all the doors in Nouic are falling apart:

Even if it does seem to be the exception rather than the rule:

Door of the week? This one, probably:

Thursday Doors 5 July 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Colourful

A colourful sample of the wild flowers mix that we sowed last year.

(Late this week; traveling)

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Colourful

The Swan

This swan was sailing, as majestically as only swans can, on the waterway that runs through the formal gardens of Chateau Villandry.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Birds

Thursday Doors: Nouic Gates

As promised, this week a selection of gates from the nearby village of Nouic.

A little poignant, this first one. That car has been sitting behind those rusting gates since before we moved to this area almost six years ago.

Next, two nicely matched gates from another empty house – although this one has just been occupied again.

A similar, if rather plainer, gate from just along the road:

And finally, two rather grander sets of gates from the area around the church:

Thursday Doors 28 June 2018

One Horse Or Two?

I took this photograph a couple of years ago at a ‘Spectacle’ featuring birds of prey in nearby St-Germain-de-Confolens.

The answer to the rhetorical question in the title is actually ‘two’, although the optical illusion is that it’s just a single horse, albeit one with a very long neck. Either way, I think the image is quite striking.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Animal

Thursday Doors: Nouic (2)

Another selection of doors from just down the road in the village of Nouic. These first two examples illustrate how a little bit of TLC can rejuvenate a not so much tired as absolutely knackered old building:

And while the doors are coming in sets of two, here’s another example:

Yet another set of two for your delectation (if you count the little green one on the left):

But tat’s always better, isn’t it?

Although I think this is my favourite from this week’s selection – a set of former pigsties:

Next week, just for a change, how about some gates?

Thursday Doors 21 June 2018