Posted on June 14, 2019
At the Chateau Azay-le-Ferron, in the Indre département of central France, this bust of a former owner sits on a mantelpiece in front of a mirror that gives away some of the secrets of its construction.
Posted on June 7, 2019
Last year, we (which is to say Madame) sowed a selection of wild flowers in a couple of raised beds in our garden. This year we have a colourful swathe of bright orange poppies, which have obviously self-seeded.
Monochrome, however, helps to bring out the detail of the heart of the flower.
Posted on June 1, 2019
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week has the theme of ‘Any kind of house’.
Well, I suppose everyone needs somewhere to live – although probably not in such a grand edifice as this at Chateau Villandry.
Posted on May 10, 2019
Cee wants to see photos of chutes or ladders for her Black & White Challenge this week.
This image is a view of the rear elevation of our house in France, just after we bought it. No, I’m not sure what we were thinking either.
On the other hand, you can see why the project’s working title was ‘Brokedown Palace’. The rickety ladder on the left was, at that time, the only means of access to what is now our bedroom. To be fair, we have spruced it up a bit in the intervening years.
Posted on April 26, 2019
Cee’s theme for her ‘Black & White Photo Challenge’ this week is a ‘view from the side’. This almost abstract image is, in fact, a view of the edges (‘sides’, if you will) of a number of recently manufactured sheets of paper, made according to traditional methods at the Moulin du Got paper mill.
Posted on April 19, 2019
In the medieval streets of the French town of Perigueux, this old-style drainage system disappears up the hill.
Posted on March 8, 2019
For this week’s theme of ‘Murals’, some very old artwork on the walls of the crypt of the church in the village of Gargilesse, in central France.