Roses In Decline

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Madame’s very lovely Mothers’ Day bouquet, two weeks on.

(An experiment with the HDR function of my new phone camera app).

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rusty or decayed

Urban Erosion: St-Junien

An all-too common sight in the old centres of so many towns in rural France that don’t benefit from any significant levels of tourism.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 13 January 2021

Monday Window: Le Dorat (again)

Another quietly decaying window in the main shopping street (yes, really) of Le Dorat

#MondayWindow 26 October 2020

All made by man

The fence was made by men. The rusting cars were made by men.

And so was the destruction: Oradour-sur-Glane.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man made

The Tip Of The Iceberg…

When we bought our French house (aka ‘Brokedown Palace’), this is the state that the barn was in. Those bales of rotting hay were all that were holding up not only the roof (such as it was), but pretty much the entire edifice. Since part of the b√Ętiment belongs to our neighbour, getting it fixed was something of a priority. It cost about as much as we originally paid for the house and land in the first place.

And that was just the tip of the iceberg…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Decay

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Decay

For Frank’s theme for this week of ‘decay’, here is an image of part of the heavily-weathered inscription on a gravestone to be found in the old burial ground opposite St Mary’s church in Beverley, Yorkshire.

Time and the elements have worn down the lettering into something almost abstract, although it is still possible to make out some of the wording.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Decay