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In the desert outside Al-Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, various modes of travel are on offer. Having ridden (albeit briefly) a camel – an interesting, if rather unsettling, experience – personally I’d stick to the road.
Posted on March 31, 2020
Posted on March 24, 2020
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?
Posted on March 18, 2020
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…
Posted on March 10, 2020
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’.
Posted on March 3, 2020
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)
Posted on February 25, 2020
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.
Posted on February 18, 2020
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.