A Fort Near Al Ain

You can’t help but admire the uncompromising geometry of this restored desert fort outside the city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Eye-Popping Escalier

Cee’s Midweek Challenge this week requires us to show something with an ‘I’ in its name or, indeed, an eye.

This is an unusual perspective on the multi-storey stairwell of a small hotel in Paris. Fortunately there’s also a lift (or elevator, if you must).

CMMC 23 June 2021

Architectural Incongruity

I was struck by the incongruity of the balcony plonked in the middle of this house in the village of Lesterps.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Buildings

Cornered

This little set of square steps in Perigueux used to lead somewhere. Probably.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Corners

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