Silverback

A silverback gorilla at Vallée des Singes, Vienne (not a selfie).

CloseupB&W

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

 

Screenshot

Anything to do with phones is this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge. I can’t imagine how to make a phone – of whatever vintage – interesting, although there’s a certain wry amusement to be gleaned from seeing a picture of what at first glance looks like a housebrick but on closer inspection proves to be an eighties ‘mobile’ (think Gordon Gekko).

Anyway, with modern day phones being largely generic in their external appearance, it seemed to me that what differentiates them is their personalised home page; so here is a screenshot of mine.

I would just like to point out that the background image is most definitely not a selfie.

PhoneB&W

We don’t say faucet

Bathrooms aren’t the most obvious source of photographic inspiration, so I’m indebted to Cee for forcing me to use a bit of imagination for a change. This is a close-up of the rather complicated arrangement of taps (or ‘robinets’ in French) on the side of my bath.

BathB&W

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photography Challenge.

Name that tune

Detail from a piano in the Music Room of Chateau d’Amboise (where you can also find the empty chair).

MusicB&W

Posted in response to the latest of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenges.

Recycling point

Every village in France has its ‘dechette’, or recycling point, where you can get rid of your old newspapers,  an alarming number of empty wine bottles and, of course, plastic packaging. Good citizens that we are, we sort out our own recycling and take it to the dechette on a regular basis. This is the sack for empty plastic bottles.

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Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.

Wheels within wheels

Montrol-Sénard is a village in the Limousin countryside, not far from here, that is preserved as a living museum of rural life at around the turn of the last century. This image shows part of a piece of  machinery in the village smithy. Don’t ask me what it’s for.

WheelB&W

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.

Coffee and Chrome

For this week’s edition of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – and my 100th post on this site, to boot –  here’s one of the most important appliances in my kitchen (and quite probably many of yours too).

Kitchen B&W