Benched

This well-weathered wooden bench is just outside the Cabinet Médicale, on the main road through our local village of Mézières-sur-Issoire. It’s been there for quite a while.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Seating

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rain

Answering Frank’s call for posts on the theme of ‘Rain’ for this week was a bit of a challenge. I’m something of a fair-weather photographer, so if it does happen to be raining then the chances are that I’ll be inside and not out getting wet and taking pictures.

Here’s an acceptable compromise, though. I captured this image in the Hunter Valley wine-growing region of Australia a few years ago. It wasn’t actually raining at the time, but it was just about to.

And how.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rain

Perspectives on the Pont Valentre

The Pont Valentré, which bridges the river Lot in Cahors, dates from the fourteenth century, so certainly qualifies for Cee’s category this week of anything over 50 years old.

Then again, so do I….

The bridge’s four towers makes it visually appealing not only from a distance but also – unlike some – when you’re actually standing on it.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Over 50 years old

Reflections in a Volvo

Going back a few years, while we were still living in Abu Dhabi and our house here was being renovated, we would spend some of our summer holidays locally. We stayed in a Chambre d’Hôtes opposite the massive Collégiale church in Le Dorat.

Looking out of our window one afternoon, I saw this reflection in the roof of a car parked just below.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

Heroic Failure

A noble name for a noble, but ultimately doomed (curry houses tend not to work out too well in France) enterprise in the back streets of Cahors.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Store signs

Portrait of a sheep about to be shorn

This sheep was patiently waiting its turn to be sheared when I spotted it at last year’s ‘Wool Fair’ in nearby Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Facial Features

The Return of Terry’s Triumph

Cee’s theme for her Black & White Photo Challenge this week of ‘bikes’ gives me an opportunity to post another image of our friend Terry’s much cherished Triumph motorcycle:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bikes of any kind