Posted on October 30, 2018
A particularly interesting theme from Frank for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: ‘slippery’.
This scallop was on a display in the fishmarket near the Rialto Bridge in Venice. The contrast between the slippery flesh and the characteristically patterned scallop shells adds interest.
Posted on October 23, 2018
We’d never been to Perigueux before. We were expecting to see some old buildings but it was quite a surprise to find one hanging in mid-air just outside our hotel down by the river.
It’s known as the ‘eschif’, which translates – rather gloomily – as ‘scaffold’. It was constructed in the first half of the 14th century to straddle the protective wall on which it appears to balance precariously and act as a look-out post. That door isn’t terribly practical now.
Posted on October 16, 2018
Reflections are one of my favourite photographic subjects and I have posted quite a few here. Many of these have been of the River Vienne as it flows through the nearby town of Confolens and here’s another one, previously unseen.
Posted on October 9, 2018
Frank has set the theme of ‘Birthday’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge and invites us to take creative licence with the subject.
So naturally I am taking it absolutely literally, with this image of one of our twin grandsons on the actual day of his birth. They were very premature and very small, as you can see. They spent a good few weeks in intensive care before they were allowed home. You should see them now, though, eleven years later.
Posted on October 3, 2018
Posted on September 27, 2018
You may think that in this part of the world – deep in rural France – you’d never see a traffic jam.
Oh, but you do. Just wait until that big tractor pulls out right in front of you on a narrow road and proceeds to dawdle along at 15 miles an hour halfway to the next town.
Somehow, though, when it’s one of the local farmers moving some of his sheep from one field to another, it doesn’t seem so bad. There’s always time in our world.
Tuesday Photo Challenge: Our World
Posted on September 19, 2018
Capturing the detail in his old window at the Abbey of Noirlac was quite a challenge, particularly with the strong sunlight shining through the leaded glass into an otherwise very dark room.