Horse’s Head (Detail)

Detail of a carved wooden horse that sits on a table in our salon. The monochrome conversion (the real thing is actually bronze-coloured) highlights the interesting textures of the piece.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

Two envelopings for the price of one here: moss envelopes the stone of a bridge across the ditch just up the road from here at Tranquility Base, while snow envelops the undergrowth next to it.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped.

Bottle Bank

A bit of a stretch maybe, but there is definitely liquid in these bottles: wine from the St. Emilion area of Bordeaux.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

This column of rock by the Dead Sea in Jordan is said (by the tour guides) to be the pillar of salt into which Lot’s wife was turned when she stole a backward glance at the Cities of The Plain.

Whatever. What isn’t in doubt is that erosion qualifies as a force of nature.

Forces of Nature

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature


Here in the depths of the French countryside there is no shortage of abandoned buildings – the ones that even the hardiest expats won’t buy.

A colour version of this image was included in a post entitled ‘Rural Reflections‘ that I put up last year, but I think that the greyscale conversion works well.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

The intricacy of both the vaulted ceiling and the stained glass window in this image from Chartres Cathedral is a testament to the skills of medieval craftsmen.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

Running on empty

On one of the weekend photography courses I attended in Abu Dhabi, we were let loose to look for something ‘quirky’. I saw the word “Empty’ written next to a manhole cover.

So I put my wallet underneath the sign and took this picture.


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