Posted on July 26, 2017
Not quite constituting a wood in itself, this line of trees divides the two fields that lie behind our house. On a clear, bright sunny morning after a very cold clear night earlier this year, the frost on the bare branches was too good to miss.
Posted on July 18, 2017
This week’s Tuesday Challenge at Dutch Goes The Photo is to post an image of something yellow.
I don’t know what these flowers are called, but they are most definitely yellow.
Posted on June 27, 2017
Answering the theme of ‘steps’ this week is this dramatic-looking staircase to be found in the twelfth-century church in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.
Although the ceiling has obviously been renovated, this steep and winding set of stairs leading up to the roof looks, if not original then pretty old. Not surprisingly, it isn’t open to the public.
More responses to Frank’s latest challenge can be found here: Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steps
Posted on June 20, 2017
For Frank’s theme of ‘Music’ this week, here is a detail of the mightily impressive pipe-organ in the main church of the French city of Thiers:
…and for perspective, here’s the whole thing:
Posted on June 14, 2017
There isn’t really a white horse looking out of an upper-floor window of the Auberge du Cheval Blanc (which you could translate as ‘White Horse Inn’) in the nearby town of Bellac. But it’s a really well-executed trompe l’oeil painting.
Tuesday Photo Challenge: Unusual
Posted on June 6, 2017
Freezing fog gives a ghostly appearance to this view of the little road that runs from our hamlet up towards La Motte.
(To enhance the mood, the original colour image has had a Blue high-contrast filter applied in Lightroom.)
Posted on May 30, 2017
If I want to see something old, I just need to look in the mirror. Fear not though, I’ll spare you (and me) a self-portrait in response to this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge theme, set by Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo!
Instead – and infinitely more interesting – here is an image of a Roman-era funerary statue recovered from archaeological excavations at Argentomagus, in central France. Is it just me, or does he look like he’s wearing a beanie hat?