Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breeze

Every seven years, the Catholic church in the Limousin region holds the ‘Ostensions’, when relics of the saints are paraded in procession around many of the towns and villages of the region. To mark the occasion the streets are decorated with flags and bunting, such as these flapping in the breeze outside the cathedral of Limoges.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breeze

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Gentle

Frank’s theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is ‘Gentle’.

This is a picture of my grandson enjoying bathtime. It goes without saying that the soap that produced all those bubbles was a very gentle one.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Gentle

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Floor

Inspired by his own DIY project, Frank has selected the topic of ‘Floor’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge.

This is a detail of a mosaic floor in the main prayer hall of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Floor

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Cold and Warm

Nothing like a cold ice-cream to cool you down on a warm day.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Cold and Warm

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Anticipation

My grandson was eagerly anticipating getting a piece of his first birthday cake.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Anticipation

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

Frank’s challenge for this week is ‘challenge’; which is a bit of a challenge in itself.

However, at the Cassinomagus Gallo-Roman archaelogical site of Cassinomagus, in the neighbouring département of Vienne, they sometimes put on gladiatorial displays, where two fighters challenge each other to combat.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil

Being fortunate enough to live where we do, in the rural Limousin region that is part of ‘la France profonde’, finding a tranquil image to meet Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is not exactly a problem.

However, my go-to place around here for tranquility (apart from home itself) is down by the River Vienne in Confolens on a calm sunny day, where the Pont Vieux casts flawless reflections like these:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil