Friday Night Lights

In response to Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge with the theme of ‘lights’, here is another night shot taken from the balcony of our apartment in Abu Dhabi, with traffic busy as usual on Hamdan Street.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lights

How to shear a sheep

Cee wants to see some images of tools this week. I spotted this in the Museum in Perigueux.

As the card states, it’s a pair of scissors for shearing sheep. They’ve been in the museum since 1914, but date from some time in the late 19th century at a guess. They are made of iron, no doubt by a village blacksmith.

Nowadays, sheep are sheared using electric clippers, which is obviously a lot quicker than this traditional method – although only a few years ago we watched our neighbour and his wife shearing one of their sheep with a pair quire similar to these.

Next year, the World Sheep-Shearing Championship (yes, there is such a thing) will be held in the nearby town of Le Dorat. I sense a major photo opportunity.

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Tools

Living Colour

The island of Burano, in the Venetian Lagoon, is noted for the bright colours that the residents paint their houses.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Live

The red (and I do mean red) tractor

This old tractor, seen at a nearby display of old agricultural machinery, has certainly been well driven and it’s undoubtedly colourful, so fits the brief for Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge this week.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive

Tourist Attraction

Cee’s Fun Foto theme for this week is just about as close to carte blanche as it’s possible to be. ‘Places people visit’: well, if there’s a photograph of it somebody must have visited it, in order to take the shot.

It’s fun being a pedant.

In the spirit of the theme, though, this place is definitely a tourist attraction and to prove it, this view of the cathedral of Saint-Front in Perigueux was actually taken from the window of our hotel room. I’ve stayed in places with worse views.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

Bishop’s Move

I used to be quite keen on chess – but that was over fifty years ago. Nowadays, although we do have a very nice chess set on display it very rarely gets used. I definitively gave up when my grandson – ten at the time – beat me comprehensively.

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Things People Play With

A bed of roses?

Back in July I visited the village of Doue La Fontaine during its annual rose festival. As well as displaying a huge number of different varieties of rose, there was also an exhibition of sculptures made up of roses, such as this deckchair:

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Things People Grow