Posted on October 3, 2020
Posted on September 25, 2020
This cast metal sculpture sits atop a fountain just opposite the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) in the centre of the town of Bellac. We’re suffering from severe drought conditions around here at the moment, so the water has been turned off.
The small sign on the plinth says that the water is recycled and is not suitable for drinking.
Posted on September 4, 2020
Posted on August 28, 2020
Posted on August 22, 2020
This was the interior of our barn when we bought Brokedown Palace. Yes, that is a big hole in the roof in the middle of the image.
What were we thinking?
Posted on August 14, 2020
Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is shadows and reflections. You’re more likely to get just one or the other in a single image, but this picture of a well-preserved stone sarcophagus in the cloister of the local museum at Perigueux manages to combine the two thanks to the strong shadow cast by the bright sunlight and the reflection of yours truly (sadly, rather less well=preserved).
Posted on August 7, 2020
Archaeologists excavating the Gallo-Roman site of Argentomagus, in central France, have uncovered many impressive statues and stone carvings.
Posted on July 31, 2020
By law, all houses in France are required to have a light over outside doors (the light doesn’t have to be switched on, but that’s another story).
Typically, the lights around here are of traditional design – an old carriage lamp is very popular, for example). However, in Saint-Junien there is at least one street light of more contemporary design.
Posted on July 25, 2020
Posted on July 17, 2020
I freely admit that I have a thing about selfie sticks. To my mind their only possible useful purpose would be in the execution of a self-administered colonoscopy. There again, the heavy selfie-stick user is probably already so far up themselves that a camera would scarcely be necessary for said purpose.
Why go somewhere interesting and picturesque – like, in this case, the island of Burano – and just take photos of yourself? Bah, humbug.