Recycling point

Every village in France has its ‘dechette’, or recycling point, where you can get rid of your old newspapers,  an alarming number of empty wine bottles and, of course, plastic packaging. Good citizens that we are, we sort out our own recycling and take it to the dechette on a regular basis. This is the sack for empty plastic bottles.

PlasticB&W-2

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.

Wheels within wheels

Montrol-Sénard is a village in the Limousin countryside, not far from here, that is preserved as a living museum of rural life at around the turn of the last century. This image shows part of a piece of  machinery in the village smithy. Don’t ask me what it’s for.

WheelB&W

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.

Coffee and Chrome

For this week’s edition of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – and my 100th post on this site, to boot –  here’s one of the most important appliances in my kitchen (and quite probably many of yours too).

Kitchen B&W

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Construction

‘The Landmark’ is – or was – the tallest building in Abu Dhabi. Here it is under construction, pushing up through an early morning fog.

Construction

Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

The empty chair

For this week’s instalment of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is a photograph taken at Chateau d’Amboise, in the Indre-et-Loire départment of central France.

The chateau’s main claim to fame is that it’s the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.

ChairB&W

Skull

This is the skull of an oryx that I came across just lying on the ground in the nature reserve on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi.

Texture-B&W

Posted in response to Cees Weekly Black & White Photo Challenge: Textures

The sights of Venice

For this week’s entry to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is an image from Venice, which does feature a road (‘Calle’) leading down to the Grand Canal, although it’s a moot point whether the road is the principal focus for the gentleman on the left.

The high contrast from the strong shadows works well in Black & White, I think, as does the highlighted texture of the walls.

Sightseeing in Venice

Sightseeing in Venice