Down To The River

This gravel path leads down to the bank of the Charente river in Chaniers.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

You say ‘water’, I think ‘reflections’, as in this example from the Charente River, near Chaniers.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Thursday Doors: Chaniers

Just outside the town of Chaniers, in the Charente region, is a distillery where they make Pineau Charentes (a fortified wine: a sort of French equivalent of sherry and very delicious) housed in a 16th century chateau. I particularly liked the irony of this very old, weatherbeaten and characterful door, with multiple bolts, locks and latches, being situated next to an open gate that you could, quite literally, drive a bus through.

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And here’s another redundant door a little further along the same wall:

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Thursday Doors 23 June 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

Earlier this week, a moment of pure tranquility on the banks of the Charente river at Chaniers:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure