Muddy tracks

There are many ‘roads’ like this one around here – access tracks for agricultural equipment. You certainly wouldn’t want to try and get your shiny new roadster along here, or even your flash SUV, probably.

It has been a very wet winter here and the ground is very muddy, which accounts for the almost three-dimensional set of tractor tracks in this image.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Roads

Wheels within wheels

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week, another image of our neighbour Terry’s lovingly cared-for motorcycle:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cycles

Monday Window – Abandoned

When we were house-hunting in France we saw quite a few of what we described as ‘Marie Celeste ‘ properties – houses that seemed to have been frozen in time as their inhabitants just upped and left.

This was one of them. I cannot remember where it was but I do know we didn’t buy it.

#MondayWindow 10 February 2020

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

Motoring Signs

These signs are on a door at the ‘Route 66’ biker hotel in nearby Bussière-Poitevine

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

Ferry at Circular Quay

Ferries are a popular form of public transport in the area around Sydney.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transport

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 3 – Black & White

A full moon far outshines the streetlamp in lighting the road that runs through our little hamlet.

52 Week Smartphone Challenge Week 3: Black & White

The Brame

The River Brame  flows quickly over its rocky bed up in the woods near the village of Thiat.

Cee’s B;ack & White Photo Challenge: Moving Water

Before the baling

Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge looks for some wavy or squiggly lines.

This image was captured about half a mile from our house, just after the first haymaking of the year had seen the grass cut, but not yet baled. Driving past in the car, I couldn’t help but notice the strong (but, crucially, not straight) leading lines in this field. We stopped, I jumped out and took the original photograph with my iPhone 7.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Squiggly Lines

Memento Mori

In the village of Rancon there is to be found one of comparatively few remaining ‘Lanternes des Morts’. These were memorials to the dead, quite common in medieval times. In this sense such a Lanterne could be described as a memento mori – thereby meeting the theme of ‘two Ms’ for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Two Ms