Somewhere to lay your head

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week has the theme of ‘Any kind of house’.

Well, I suppose everyone needs somewhere to live – although probably not in such a grand edifice as this at Chateau Villandry.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Any kind of house

And so to bed…..

Cee wants to see photos of chutes or ladders for her Black & White Challenge this week.

This image is a view of the rear elevation of our house in France, just after we bought it. No, I’m not sure what we were thinking either.

On the other hand, you can see why the project’s working title was ‘Brokedown Palace’. The rickety ladder on the left was, at that time, the only means of access to what is now our bedroom. To be fair, we have spruced it up a bit in the intervening years.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Chutes and Ladders

Photographic paper

Cee’s theme for her ‘Black & White Photo Challenge’ this week is  a ‘view from the side’. This almost abstract image is, in fact, a view of the edges (‘sides’, if you will) of a number of recently manufactured sheets of paper, made according to traditional methods at the Moulin du Got paper mill.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: View from the side

Medieval vanishing point

In the medieval streets of the French town of Perigueux, this old-style drainage system disappears up the hill.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Vanishing Point

Scenes from the crypt

For this week’s theme of ‘Murals’, some very old artwork on the walls of the crypt of the church in the village of Gargilesse, in central France.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Murals

Touching

A giraffe and her child share a tender moment on the Sir Bani Yas game reserve in Abu Dhabi:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tender Moments

Splendid Isolation

This statue of King Louis IX – canonised as Saint Louis – stands in splendid isolation on a corner of the mighty basilica of Sacré-Coeur, which dominates the skyline of the Montmartre area of Paris.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Isolated Subjects