Posted on April 20, 2022
The River Vienne encounters a weir as it flows through the village of Chabanais.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water
Category: Landscape Tagged: Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Chabanais, River Vienne, Water, Weir
Posted on February 27, 2022
Possibly the most dreaded three words it is possible for any putative rail traveller to hear or see: ‘Replacement bus service’.
In this instance, the replacement is permanent, as the railway no longer serves the town of Chabanais. Although you can get the very occasional bus from outside the station…
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: Black & White, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Chabanais, disused, railway lines
Posted on December 9, 2020
A clear contrast between calm and turbulent waters at the weir on the River Vienne in Chabanais.
Category: Landscape Tagged: Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Chabanais, Reflections, River Vienne, Water, Weir
Posted on November 2, 2020
The window of one of many abandoned independent shops (this one a butcher’s) in the town of Chabanais.
#MondayWindow 2 November 2020
Category: Windows Tagged: #MondayWindow, Chabanais, Shopfront, Windows
Posted on July 29, 2020
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
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Chabanais, railway station, signal equipment, trains and tracks
Posted on June 19, 2020
Disused tracks just outside the old railway station in Chabanais.
(I applied an infra-red filter in order to enhance the impact of the vegetation – a polite way of saying weeds).
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains and tracks
Category: Black & White Tagged: Black & White, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Chabanais, Infra red, railway lines, trains and tracks
Posted on March 20, 2020
They like to keep themselves to themselves in Chabanais:
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences & Gates
Category: Black & White Tagged: Black & White, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Chabanais, Fences, Gates
Posted on December 12, 2019
And still they keep coming….
This church in the centre of town has an imposing doorway, even though the building itself is not – like most churches – free standing
You don’t see that many doors set into a corner, but here’s one:
A couple of doors with their accompanying shutters; the second looks particularly tired:
Another uncared for example
But to end on a more positive – i.e. better preserved – note:
Thursday Doors 12 December 2019
Category: Doors Tagged: Chabanais, Doors, Thursday Doors
Posted on December 7, 2019
We’re not quite done with the doors of Chabanais just yet.
To begin with, an empty shop premises that unaccountably got overlooked for the specfic post that featured those all too common doors. This must have been the local equivalent of Blockbuster:
Also featuring two doors this week, although with contrasting fortunes:
A couple of examples of doors with their surrounding shutters, the first in rather better nick than the second:
This door too might have once graced a shop, to judge from the window:
And it looks like all this door wants to do is sit in the corner and be left alone:
Thursday Doors 5 December 2019
Posted on November 28, 2019
Another instalment of doors from the Charente town of Chabanais. To begin with, a selection of smaller examples, in varying states of preservation:
Next, two doors of broadly similar design but radically different condition
But my clear favourite this week is this repurposed doorway, which now boasts a Limousin sink
Thursday Doors 28 November 2019
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