Tuesday Photo Challenge: Hope

Studying the racecard in the hope of finding a winner.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Hope

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Connect

Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘Connect’: a poignant topic in the current times.

This image was taken from a hill on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Look carefully and you can see all three of the bridges that connect Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife.

Oh, and that white thing in the air on the left is an aeroplane. Remember them?

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Connect

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spread

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

Before we retired to France, we came over for a few weeks each summer to see how the renovations of Brokedown Palace were coming along. We generally stayed at a Chambre d’Hôte in nearby Le Dorat.

One weekend while we were there, however, the place was being used for a wedding reception, and since our room overlooked the garden in which it was being held, they were good enough to invite us. It was quite a spread…

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spread

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scale

Petra is built on a colossal scale, as is evident from this view of the Treasury from the Siq – the 1.2km long narrow passage that is the most common way to enter the ‘rose-red city, half as old as time’.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scale

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Junk

In the UK, the conventional wisdom is that, if you’re looking to sell your house, you make it clean and tidy; perhaps brew some fresh coffee, even bake some bread, in order to create a cosy, welcoming ambience for the prospective purchaser.

In rural France, however, as we discovered on our own house-hunting trip, it’s common practice just to pile up a load of junk and invite the viewer to use their imagination and see past it.

(We didn’t buy this one – although that isn’t to say that the one we did end up acquiring looked any better on first sight)

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Junk

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Yard

I must admit that Frank’s prompt of ‘Yard’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge had me stumped for quite a while, until I remembered that when we visited Monet’s Garden at Giverny a few years ago we also took a little tour round the local church and its graveyard.

The obvious neglect is given added poignancy by the carved ‘Famille’ on the gravestone.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Yard

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Number

For the 200th iteration of his Tuesday Photo Challenge, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Number’.

I spotted this lorry in the Sydney suburb of Manley. There are lots of numbers on it and I have no further comment.

Tuesday Photo Challenge; Number