Posted on February 13, 2018
Frank was inspired for this week’s prompt by the Beatles’ song ‘In My Life’ (I assume that’s the reference anyway). I know it well:
‘There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain’
I was born and grew up on Merseyside, and although I haven’t lived there for more than forty years and my home now is very much here in France, my roots will always be in Liverpool.
You can take the boy out of Liverpool, but you can never take Liverpool out of the boy.
Neil Young (in ‘Helpless‘) also has something to say about the importance of where you grew up:
‘And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there’
Last time I was back there I spotted this, covering some scaffolding in the city centre, so I grabbed a quick photograph with my mobile phone.
It seems like fair comment to me.
Posted on February 6, 2018
This fearsome creature greets visitors to the Australian Reptile Park, near Sydney. I don’t think I’d care to meet anything more exotic, thank you very much.
Posted on January 30, 2018
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.
Posted on January 23, 2018
This week, Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo! has returned to the theme of ‘Old’.
As this year is, of course, the centenary of the end of World War I, this image seems appropriate. It is a French Army helmet of the period, now housed in the Museum at the Chateau des Ducs in Nantes.
Posted on January 16, 2018
Posted on January 9, 2018
The Bénédictins railway station in the city of Limoges has been voted the most beautiful train station in Europe. It’s not bad, that’s for sure. This is the skylight in the dome that covers the main hall. I think it meets with Frank’s theme this week of ‘Circle’.
Posted on January 2, 2018
Frank’s theme this week is ‘Recycle’, so this image works on two levels, I think.
Firstly, it’s an image of a poubelle – a rubbish bin – left out for emptying, and presumably recycling, in the next hamlet along from here.
Secondly, the image is itself recycled, because I’ve used a monochrome version before, in a post to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge a year or so ago.