We’re talking telephone numbers here…

This abandoned shop in the Scottish town of Haddington was once the go-to place for those new-fangled satellite dishes

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers

Off The Road

This old Renault just up the road (i.e.three miles away) in the village of Saint Barbant hasn’t moved in all the five and more years that we’ve been living here in France. I think it’s been abandoned.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Mundane? Webs

A sure sign that a building is unoccupied is to look for spiders’ webs. It doesn’t take long for the spiders to reclaim their territory, as in this window in the medieval back streets of Confolens. To judge from the old stickers, this particular place was last owned or run by a motor mechanic (although obviously not a medieval one).

webs

Mundane Mondays

Mundane? Plantpots

I spotted these forlorn planpots outside this second floor window of an obviously unoccupied building on the main shopping street of the town of Confolens, in the Charente département of France:

plantpots

Mundane Mondays

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

‘A Vendre’: For Sale. Ladies and gentlemens hairdressers, Perfumery and Angling supplies.

Yes, well….good luck with that.

Optimistic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

Abandoned

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.

AbandonedB&W

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.