Posted on May 23, 2020
‘What is it?’ you may well ask when confronted by this stone artefact in the nearby village of Bonnefont.
It is – and there aren’t many of them about – part of a granite funerary ‘coffre’. The hole in the middle was designed to hold an urn of ashes and it would originally have stood on a pedestal. That has long gone, which is why the whole thing looks so short. It dates from the 4th century.
Posted on March 23, 2020
Even by local standards, the small settlement of Bonnefont is well off the beaten track, albeit only about twenty minutes away by car.
It’s worth the trip, though, if only for this exceptionally photogenic old window.
#MondayWindow 23 March 2020
Posted on December 24, 2016
The path shown in this image, taken in the nearby village of Bonnefont, is certainly a literal interpretation of the challenge for this week.
However, with Cheri hinting that more figurative interpretations of the subject could also be appropriate as we near the end of the year, I might point out that it shows two clean, straight and close parallel lines heading together into the frame before disappearing – still together – to whatever lies beyond that bend.
And a Happy New Year to you too.
Posted on October 11, 2016
These rusting chains and hoops hang over the disused well in the centre of the nearby village of Bonnefont. At a guess, the hoops once held together wooden buckets, which were lowered on the chains to collect water.
Posted on July 18, 2016
Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge has now reached Black & White and as a first stage is focussing on texture and contrast. Here are some images that incorporate both these key elements of monochrome images.
This camellia flower was actually a gorgeous shade of purple, but the monochrome brings out the texture of the leaves very well, while the greater contrast enhances the perception of detail at the heart of the flower :
This little imp sits on an electricity pylon, contrasting well with the texture of the concrete post, in the small hamlet of Bonnefont, quite close to here:
Monochrome also brings out the texture in these carvings from Chartres Cathedral….
…and the contrast in this dramatic skyscape
Posted on December 31, 2015
As a special end-of-year treat, this week Norm suggests we recycle a previous post. So here’s a door I used last year for a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of Endurance. You can see why.
The hamlet of Bonnefont is just a few miles from here, but with about 30 houses its a sprawling metropolis compared to here at Tranquility Base, which can muster ten permanently occupied and half a dozen holiday homes.
Posted on September 23, 2014
The blue paint on this old door in the nearby village of Bonnefont, here in Haute-Vienne, has obviously endured whatever the local climate has thrown at it over many years.