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

Desert Landscape

Although this looks a little like a lunar landscape, in fact this photograph was taken on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi. The long shadows of approaching sunset provide plenty of detail.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones

The Wind Tower

Cee’s theme for this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge is ‘Hot and/or Cold’. Here is an image that encapsulates both. This is a wind tower in al-Bastakiya – what’s left of the old part of Dubai. It works on the principle of drawing in the desert breezes at the top and funneling them down to provide a cooler draught at ground level. Air-conditioning, in other words.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Hot & Cold

Champagne as far as the eye can see…

The hills around the village of Ay are given over almost entirely to vines growing the grapes that will later be turned into (particularly good) champagne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Field