Posted on October 15, 2019
A very interesting challenge from Frank this week. He invites us to go to our back catalog(ue) and take a new look at an old image – probably something we could all benefit from doing more often.
This is part of the exterior of a hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The original – reproduced in the smaller photo below – is pretty ho-hum: no doubt why I’ve never done anything with it. However, after some cropping and ‘popping’ in Lightroom post-processing it becomes a more striking abstract geometric composition.
Posted on September 24, 2019
Frank is looking for images of stone to meet his theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week. This small portion of the massive façade of Chartres Cathedral has stone aplenty and certainly would have made a powerful statement about the overwhelming power of the Church.
Posted on August 27, 2019
For Frank’s theme of ‘City’ this week, here is the view from the balcony of our apartment at sunset. The traffic wasn’t usually quite so bad, but it was National Day.
Posted on August 17, 2019
The eye-level architecture was impressive enough, but where could it be more appropriate and rewarding to look up than in a church like this one in Azay-le-Ferron?
Posted on August 15, 2019
Another instalment from Perigueux of doors with fading charms.
This must have been quite a grand house once upon a time:
A couple of doors glimpsed from other doorways:
Two doors AND the inside of a shutter, all in one:
And a door within a door. with some interesting nailwork:
And finally a comparatively prosaic example:
Thursday Doors 15 August 2019
Posted on August 9, 2019
This enormous and ornate crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the Grand Mosque in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman
Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lighting
Posted on July 30, 2019
Posted on July 26, 2019
Earlier this summer we went on a coach trip which included a visit to the Chateau at Azay-Le-Ferron, in central France. Dating back in parts to the 13th century, it is a pretty impressive edifice and, as you would expect, it’s got some rather interesting doors.
Note the date on this first example: 1302.
The family who lived here for centuries were very keen on what we’d today describe as ‘blood sports’, as illustrated here:
Over the centuries, the original building has been modified and extended, so not all the doors ‘match’:
Even the gateway to the extensive ornamental gardens has some character:
And the church just outside the gates doesn’t stint on the architecture:
Thursday Doors 25 July 2019
Posted on July 9, 2019
I can think pf quite a few people who would find the closeness of the walls in this old house in Perigueux rather unsettling.
Posted for the Tuesday Photo Challenge run by Frank at ‘Dutch Goes The Photo!’
Posted on June 26, 2019
While in the great cathedral of Cahors, my eye was drawn to these three stained glass windows and their juxtaposition with the curve of the dome