Horny Old Goat

Don’t be fooled by the title: it’s not a selfie.

What it is, though, is a mountain goat – I’m afraid I can’t remember the particular species – spotted at Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns

A sense of perspective

For this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge, Cee wants to see something ‘in the distance’. Perhaps like the main road that can just be seen at the far end of this narrow passageway in the medieval quarter of the town of Perigueux.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In The Distance

The Lantern of the Dead

Although there apparently remains only one example in Britain, ‘lanterns of the dead (Lanternes des Morts) can still be seen in rural France and there are a couple of (fairly) local examples.

And what, you may be asking, is a Lanterne des Morts? This is how Wikipedia describes it:

“Lanternes des morts) are small stone towers found chiefly in the centre and west of France, pierced with small openings at the top, where a light was exhibited at night to indicate the position of a cemetery. These towers were usually circular, with a small entrance in the lower part giving access to the interior, so as to raise the lamps by a pulley to the required height.”

This small photo shows the exterior of the top part of the Lanterne in the village of Rancon:

However, Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week calls  for unusual perspectives, so this is what you would see if you were small enough to get inside the base of the tower and look up towards the sky.

 

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Unusual Perspectives

The Harp

For Cee’s Black & White theme this week of ‘music’, here is an image of a harp in the music room of the Chateau d’Amboise.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Music

On the hotplate

In the old cafe at the rural museum in Montrol-Sénard there’s a wood-burning stove range. This is one of the hotplates.

Cee’s B;ack & White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Symmetry in a cactus

Cee’s Black & White theme this week is the wide-ranging one of ‘all about nature’

The monochrome treatment of this image of the centre of a round cactus really helps to highlight the inherent symmetry to be found in nature

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: All About Nature

The Old Tractor

I saw this at an exhibition of ancient tractors last summer. I wonder how many miles this one has on the clock.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Engines and Motors