Hole In The Wall

Is a window without a pane really anything more than just a hole in the wall?

A bird resting in the fort of the Hili Oasis, near Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hole or Whole

Much bigger than a breadbin

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is ‘bigger than a bread box’ – or, indeed, ‘breadbin’.

You could hardly claim that that’s a particular limiting factor in making a choice of what to post.

So here’s a very big church located adjacent to the Argentomagus archaeological site.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 25 February 2021

Urban Erosion: St-Junien

An all-too common sight in the old centres of so many towns in rural France that don’t benefit from any significant levels of tourism.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 13 January 2021

The Treasury At Petra

There are few sights more awe-inspiring than the first glimpse of the soaring Nabatean Treasury in the ancient city of Petra.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns & Vertical Lines

Gold Leaf Galore

The opulent design of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi incorporates quantities of gold leaf.

CMMC 9 December 2020: Silver or Gold

A quiet bar

The bar at the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Life is hard sometimes…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors & Windows

Illuminated

The iconic – and eye-wateringly expensive – Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai is lit up at night.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colourful buildings

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 38 Rule of Odds

This week’s challenge is to employ the ‘rule of odds’. That’s simply the oft-observed phenomenon that an image with an odd number of items is inherently more aesthetically pleasing than an even number. Here, three old doors are better than two – especially when helped out by a dramatic sky.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 38 Rule of Odds

Residency in Dubai

Last week, Cee wanted images of old buildings; this time it’s modern homes. I stayed (relatively) local for the old buildings – being pretty much surrounded by them in this part of France, quite apart from actually living in one myself.

Of course there are modern homes here too, but most of them are just not very interesting to look at. Whereas in Dubai pretty much everything is modern and a lot of it is architecturally noteworthy. This is the Pearl Resdence, one of the almost literally countless residential apartment blocks in the city. That’s another one reflected in its plate glass frontage.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Modern Homes

Monday Window: Perigueux Cathedral

Behind the font in the cathedral of Perigueux.

#MondayWindow 17 August 2020