Mont Blanc Collection

While I was working – and, obviously, getting paid far too much – in the parallel universe that is investment banking, I built up a nice little collection of Mont Blanc writing instruments. Although nowadays I only use the Rollerball (second from bottom) on a regular basis, I do occasionally break out that fantastic Meisterstück fountain pen (top of the image) and write like people used to.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pens

Paper

Sheets of hand-made paper hanging to dry at the Moulin du Got, where paper is still made using traditional methods.

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘Paper’

Affordable

Why pay more?

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘Fashion’

Looking down on St-Germain-de-Confolens

The very photogenic nearby village of St-Germain-de-Confolens is dominated by the old chateau that towers over it. If you can manage the hike up to the top, the views are very worthwhile.

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs

Trees in the water

There’s an abstract, almost painterly feel to this image of trees reflected in a nearby pond:

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

Formal Gardens at Chateau Villandry

Part of the extensive formal gardens at Chateau Villandry:

Posted is response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘gardens’

Lateral Thinking

Instructions:

  1. Take bog-standard photo of a grazing horse at the French National Stud in Pompadour
  2. Crop
  3. Rotate
  4. Post in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘Animals