The Railway Station, Beverley

The railway station at Beverley, in East Yorkshire, retains much of its original, Victorian architectural features. A view from the level crossing on a quiet Sunday morning gives a slightly different perspective from the one travellers usually see.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tracks

Little Feet

My twin grandsons were born very prematurely – and tiny. Even after a couple of months they were still very small, as you can tell from this image.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Feet

Down To The River

This gravel path leads down to the bank of the Charente river in Chaniers.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

Wild Flower Monochrome

It’s that time again…

Cee’s Black & White Challenge Theme this week is ‘flowers’, so here is an example from a mix of bee-friendly wild flowers that we sowed last year in one of our raised beds. In real life, it was an attractive shade of magenta, but the monochrome highlights the textures.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

Clock Watching

For this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge, Cee has asked for an image of anything that ends in ‘ock’.

I do have a picture of the large black rooster from the farm just up the road, but making the post title fit the brief and at the same time observe propriety was too problematic.

Instead, here is an entirely respectable photograph taken from inside the clock tower of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. If you’re wondering why a museum should have a clock tower, in this case it’s because the building used to be a railway station.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Something ending in ‘ock’

Window Shopping

The town of Thiers, in the Auvergne region, is known as the cutlery centre of France. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there are quite a few window displays like this one:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Through A Window

Tapestry close-up

Cee’s Black & White challenge this week is ‘Close-up’. That ‘s usually a cue for a tight shot of a flower, or maybe a creepy-crawly of some description. However, close-up doesn’t necessarily mean macro, just something that shows more detail than a standard image.

So this is not a macro photograph, but rather a detail from a tapestry in the Cité International de la Tapisserie museum in Aubusson. The monochrome treatment highlights the painstaking intricacy of the handwork that went into creating the overall image.

For reference, here is the colour version:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Close-up