Monday Window: Beverley

Admittedly, it’s not the windows but rather the painted ceiling that’s the main point of interest here in this image from St. Mary’s church in Beverley, East Yorkshire. However, they are quite impressive in their own right….

#MondayWindow 13 April 2020

Mural in the Chapel of St Blaise

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week gives me the opportunity to post another image taken in the Chapel of St Blaise in Pompadour. This follows on from this week’s Monday Window Challenge.

As a reminder, for the next few weeks Cee is asking us to pick up on an element of a photo she herself has posted. As the relevant image contains a mural, here is the dramatic painting behind the altar in St Blaise’s. The whole of the interior – walls and ceiling, totalling some 300 square metres – is covered in similar images with the same colour scheme. It’s not the Sistine Chapel, but it is certainly quite spectacular in its own way.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 18 March 2020

Someone to look up to

The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) on The Corniche is a landmark in Abu Dhabi.

It’s also where I toiled (figuratively speaking) for the last ten years of my working life, the final part of which was spent in an office on the inner side of the left hand tower, somewhere near the bottom of this image. It was on the 23rd floor, so from ground level you’d certainly have to look upwards.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: point your camera upwards

Monday Window: Abbaye de la Reau

Who’d be a window cleaner here at Abbaye de la Reau?

#MondayWindow 9 March 2020

Into the infinite

This colonnade of marble columns at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi seems to go on forever.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point

Mystery building

I’ve been intrigued by this building ever since I first saw it over ten years ago. It is just outside the boundary of a shopping centre on the outskirts of Limoges.

I have no idea what it is, but the combination of shapes – including a spiral staircase – certainly fits the bill for Cee’s Black & White theme this week of ‘Geometry’.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Geometry

Monday Window: Bruges

Although this window is part of the edifice of one of the grandest buildings in Bruges, it’s a little surprising to find it at the end of a very narrow and nondescript alleyway.

#MondayWindow 13 January 2020

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

The interiors of many old churches can be rather cold and austere, with great slabs of now-bare stonework. Not so the medieval church in the town of Chauvigny, especially with the warming glow of the sun shining through stained glass windows.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

Monday Window – Venice

An impressive array of windows on the upper floor of this palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice.

#MondayWindow 2 December 2019

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slope

Let’s play a word association game. Last week, Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge was ‘steep’. What else could it be this time but ‘slope’?

The almost impossibly picturesque village of Saint Cirq Lapopie clings to a hillside near the town of Cahors, in southern France. There isn’t a level (or particularly wide) street in the place, so lots of slopes. This is probably one of the more challenging ones.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slope