Posted on October 23, 2019
These brass plaques can be seen outside the offices of Notaires (public notaries) all over France. However, they’re not all as aesthetically framed against a rough-cast wall as this one, in Confolens.
Posted on October 16, 2019
Posted on October 9, 2019
Detail of the stopper of an antique coloured glass decanter, seen at an exhibition of old glassware and ceramics in our local village.
Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves and Arches
Posted on October 2, 2019
I spotted this barred window on an old building in the village of Bussière-Poitevine and it seemed perfect for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. It reminds me of one of those ‘coffee-time’ magazine puzzles where you have to find as many squares and rectangles as possible in the diagram.
Posted on September 25, 2019
Posted on September 17, 2019
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.
Posted on September 11, 2019
Posted on September 4, 2019
Posted on August 28, 2019
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
Posted on August 14, 2019