Somewhere to lay your head

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week has the theme of ‘Any kind of house’.

Well, I suppose everyone needs somewhere to live – although probably not in such a grand edifice as this at Chateau Villandry.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Any kind of house

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tower

Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘Tower’. This image gives you two for the price of one.

It shows an aspect of the church in the preserved village (and national monument) of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tower

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Worship

Frank has set the theme of ‘Worship’ for the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week.

Always pleased to have an opportunity to showcase one of the most visually stunning places of worship you’re ever likely to see – he Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Worship

Thursday Doors: Beverley Revisited

Apologies for the recent hiatus in door posts, but the fact of the matter is that I had just run out of doors worthy of your consideration and so far this year have had neither the opportunity nor the suitable weather to find any new ones.

However, we recently visited our daughter and family who live near the town of Beverley in East Yorkshire and I managed to capture with my iPhone these few examples of the typical Georgian style. They’re rather better looked after than those I tend to put up here, but interesting nonetheless.

I’ll be back when I’ve got some more to share.

Note the decorative pair of wellington boots next to this door:

Thursday Doors 7 March 2019

Round Patterns

This image is multi-tasking as my entry this week for both Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge with the theme of ‘Round’ and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, where the subject is “Patterns‘.

It is a photograph of one of the magnificent crystal chandeliers in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, captured by setting my camera’s auto-timer and laying it on the floor of the prayer hall, pointing up at the ceiling.

Petra: Made by Humans

It almost beggars belief that the colossal monuments of the ancient city of Petra, such as this tomb carved out of sandstone, were created thousands of years ago by mere human beings.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Made by humans

The stairwell

Viewed from the ground floor, this staircase – in an old hotel in Paris – becomes an abstract composition of circles and curves.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Circles and Curves