Posted on June 20, 2018
Posted on June 12, 2018
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.
Posted on June 5, 2018
Posted on May 29, 2018
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.
Posted on May 22, 2018
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]
Posted on May 15, 2018
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.
Posted on May 8, 2018
“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: