Frank’s theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘hills’. The automatic response to this would be to post a landscape, I suppose. However, here’s a little hill (one of many) in the centre of the town of Sarlat in the Dordogne that just makes you want to climb it – even if it’s only as far as that Pizzeria.
Frank’s theme of ‘Alley’ for this week was, you might say, right up my street. I particularly enjoy photographing old -= sometimes very old – urban architecture, so I have plenty of alleyways in my collection.
Very often, of course, it’s impossible to see right to the end of a medieval alley or passageway, which adds a sense of mystery to the image. On the other hand, though, they are also typically quite dark and gloomy.
However, I think I’ve found a compromise here. The island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon is especially noted for the bright colours with which most of the houses are painted – even those down a mysterious dark alley like this one: