What Lies through this window?

This mysterious window can be found in Aubeterre-sur Dronne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Your Pick

Soaring

For Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week,with the theme of ‘texture’, another dramatic image from the subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Soaring

Cut from the living rock

Cee’s theme for her Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘man-made items’. Handily, this gives me an opportunity to post another image from the subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

This edifice is a good fifteen feet high and it’s been created by cutting away the solid rock from all around it. If that’s not impressive then I don’t know what is.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-made items

The subterranean church

In the picturesque village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, in the Charente region, is to be found a subterranean church, carved out of solid rock. Originally, in what must have been a major feat of both architecture and engineering, it was dug out from beneath the local chateau, which no longer exists.

They call it a church, but in terms of sheer scale it could easily pass for a cathedral.

Cee’s Fun foto Challenge: Basically Two Colours

Clock

The Collegiale church in Le Dorat has an imposing tower with a four-sided steepled roof. Fortuitously, there is a clock on each side of this sloping roof (which meets the criterion for this week’s Black & White Challenge) and as the sun sets on a very bright day, there is a pleasing contrast between the light and shady sides.

Indeed, I think this is brought out more effectively with a monochrome treatment, as here.

CMMC: Must have an ‘o’ in the middle of the word

Let There Be Light

Cee’s challenge for this ‘assignment’ is to juxtapose natural and man-made light.

This photograph shows the interior of the old church in the ancient village of Saint Cirq Lapopie. On the wall on the right is the natural light of the sun, but the rest of the illumination is provided by the sunlight passing through the man-made stained glass widows.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Natural v Man-made light

Much bigger than a breadbin

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is ‘bigger than a bread box’ – or, indeed, ‘breadbin’.

You could hardly claim that that’s a particular limiting factor in making a choice of what to post.

So here’s a very big church located adjacent to the Argentomagus archaeological site.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 25 February 2021

Take a Pew

Take a pew? Somebody’s taken all of them from this church in Confolens and replaced them with chairs.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Seating

Monday Window: Limoges Cathedral

Another beautifully renovated stained glass window from the cathedral in Limoges.

#MondayWindow 16 November 2020

Monday Window: Mezieres-sur-Issoire

Behind the altar in the church of our local village, Mézières-sur-Issoire.

Monday Window 31 August 2020