Tuesday Photo Challenge: New

These paper wasps seem to have got the idea that they can build a new nest right outside the back door of my salon. Sorry, guys – that’s not going to happen.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: New

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Age

Almost exactly 74 years ago today, on 10th June 1944, a company of SS troops massacred 642 residents – mostly women and children – of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, in the Haute-Vienne département of south-west France.

Since then, the site has been maintained as a memorial and museum, left to age unaltered, the buildings weathering and walls collapsing.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Age

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Promise

It’s hard to think of any promises more important than wedding vows.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Promise

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Height

The medieval Abbaye de la Reau has been extensively renovated in recent years. It has to be said, though, that not much has been done to the 15th-century Tour de Défense (built after the original Abbaye was burnt down by the English: so a bit late then) whose roof collapsed long ago.

The Tour actually isn’t a particularly tall structure (just two stories), although the sense of height is – well, heightened – when you point a camera straight up at the sky.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Height

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ring

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Ring’.

I’m glad about that, because I’ve been waiting a long time to post this – one of the oldest images in my digital photo library. It shows the weir on the River Avon as it flows through the city of Bath, in south-west England and I was attracted by the unusual design of concentric circles.

I suppose you could say that it’s a ring from around (the) Bath [drops microphone, exits stage left]

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ring

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shine

A few years ago, we happened to be in the Place Collégiale, in the town of Le Dorat, just as workmen were starting to mark out some parking bays with a lot of these metal discs. As they were brand new, they had a terrific shine on them, producing some very interesting reflections of the surrounding buildings.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shine

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rise

“May the road rise up to meet you..”

 – traditional Irish blessing

Walk a mile west along the track that runs through Tranquility Base and you’ll reach this ‘main’ road, heading north to Saint-Martial-sur-Isop and points beyond:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rise