The kitchen of the castle

This surprisingly modest old kitchen is on display at a Chateau in the Dordogne departement of France.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things found in a kitchen

Thursday Doors: Chabanais

After concentrating on the old railway station last week, this time we have a series of photos all taken on the same street in Chabanais.

What struck me most about this first image was the geometric form of the view through the doorway on the left.

Adjacent to that pair is this green example:

The common theme of the remaining images is that they all feature not only doors but also gates and railings. There is quite a broad spectrum of states of repair.

Thursday Doors 24 October 2019

Outside the Notaire’s

These brass plaques can be seen outside the offices of Notaires (public notaries) all over France. However, they’re not all as aesthetically framed against a rough-cast wall as this one, in Confolens.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sunset

This giraffe in the game reservation on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi has no idea that the setting sun makes it look like it’s wearing a golden crown.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sunset

Monday Window: Old barn at Asniers

My contribution to #MondayWindow this week is a now bricked-up little window in an old barn in the nearby village of Asniers. Originally, this would have provided light and ventilation for the livestock kept within, but in all likelihood this barn (like ours) is now only used for storage.

Monday Window 21 October 2019

 

 

 

Floored Genius

Cee’s theme for hew Black & White Challenge this week is ‘Walkways, Hallways and Elevators’. This may be stretching a point, but this complex geometric pattern of wood inlay is on the floor of what could be described as  a hallway in the Chateau at Azay-Le-Ferron. It’s impressive enough in real life but is even more striking in monochrome.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Walkways, Hallways and Elevators

Thursday Doors: Chabanais – the old railway station

I recently revisited the town of Chabanais in the Charente departement. There have been a few posts of doors from there in past years, but – to my pleasant surprise – this time I found, by striking out in a different direction, previously unexplored areas with plenty to offer fro this weekly challenge.

I didn’t even know that Chabanais had a gâre – railway station. Well it does, although it doesn’t actually have any trains: the replacement buses leave from just outside.

With the station building itself now permanently closed, the exterior is starting to show the signs of neglect…

…even those on the more sheltered side:

Thursday Doors 17 October 2019