Illuminated

The iconic – and eye-wateringly expensive – Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai is lit up at night.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colourful buildings

At the sign of The White Horse

The Auberge Cheval Blanc stands at the main crossroads in the nearby town of Bellac.

For the avoidance of doubt, the horse looking out of the window isn’t real.

Then again, neither is the window….

(P.S. I’m taking it that the restaurant is being run as a commercial enterprise)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Commercial premises

Residency in Dubai

Last week, Cee wanted images of old buildings; this time it’s modern homes. I stayed (relatively) local for the old buildings – being pretty much surrounded by them in this part of France, quite apart from actually living in one myself.

Of course there are modern homes here too, but most of them are just not very interesting to look at. Whereas in Dubai pretty much everything is modern and a lot of it is architecturally noteworthy. This is the Pearl Resdence, one of the almost literally countless residential apartment blocks in the city. That’s another one reflected in its plate glass frontage.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Modern Homes

Rooftops of Sarlat

Look out from the glass-walled lift that’s installed in the church tower of the medieval town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne, and old buildings is just about all you get.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Old buildings

Frosted

Fallen oak leaves lie in the frosty grass.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 12 August 2020

Beached

At this time of year In Abu Dhabi, it’s way too hot to spend much time on the beach or in the water, so these colourful pedalos find themselves beached for the duration.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Bicycles or Tricycles

Signal failure

The trains no longer stop at Chabanais – indeed, the spur line is not used at all – so this array of signalling equipment is redundant.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: anything to do with trains

The wide blue yonder

A stunt aeroplane goes through its aerobatic paces at the annual (but not this year, obviously) Estevol air show at Blond.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Planes

The Harbour, Honfleur

A couple of sailing boats in the picturesque harbour of Honfleur, at the mouth of the River Seine in Normandy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Boats

Complementary Cars

How thoughtful of the owners of these two old cars not only to park side-by-side outside the village shop, but also to choose complementary colours.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cars