Posted on August 23, 2019
Posted on August 17, 2019
The eye-level architecture was impressive enough, but where could it be more appropriate and rewarding to look up than in a church like this one in Azay-le-Ferron?
Posted on August 9, 2019
This enormous and ornate crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the Grand Mosque in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman
Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lighting
Posted on August 2, 2019
Traditionally, when girls took their first communion in the Roman Catholic church they would wear ornately decorated white lace head-dresses such as this example:
Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Backs of things
Posted on July 26, 2019
Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is ‘anything that flies’.
That would certainly include this elaborate box kite, seen at the annual ‘Estevol’ air show at nearby Blond.
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.