Tourist Attraction

Cee’s Fun Foto theme for this week is just about as close to carte blanche as it’s possible to be. ‘Places people visit’: well, if there’s a photograph of it somebody must have visited it, in order to take the shot.

It’s fun being a pedant.

In the spirit of the theme, though, this place is definitely a tourist attraction and to prove it, this view of the cathedral of Saint-Front in Perigueux was actually taken from the window of our hotel room. I’ve stayed in places with worse views.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Blue

After last week’s theme of ‘pink’ it’s quite natural for Frank to set us the challenge of ‘Blue’ this week.

I hope this is blue enough for everyone. It’s a detail of the roof of what used to be called the Yas Hotel, on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi – just outside the Formula One racetrack. At night, the colours cycle through the spectrum, but I managed to catch it when it was at its bluest:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Blue

Y is for Yas

This final instalment of Cee’s alphabetical Black & White challenge was always going to be a bit tricky – unless, that is, you have a particular soft spot for yachts or zebras (I don’t).

However, inspiration finally struck when I remembered this iconic hotel (it actually used to be called the Yas Hotel), which is on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, right next to the Formula 1 race circuit.

We stayed there once. Very interesting architecturally, but as a hotel? – meh.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Y or Z

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 35 – From Above

This week’s theme set by The Girl That Dreams Awake is ‘From Above’. This can often provide an interesting and unusual perspective when compared with the more conventional ‘straight ahead’ view.

This particular example is looking down from a fifth-floor balcony onto a water feature in the foyer of a nautically-themed hotel in Dubai.

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 35 – From Above

B is for Bear – and Bathroom

Looks like we’ll be going through the alphabet over the next few months with Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Naturally enough, we start with A or B, so as a special introductory offer here are two Bs for the price of one.

I freely admit that it was a little unsettling the first time I went into this bathroom at a hotel in Paris to be confronted by a Polar Bear. Fortunately, it was only an image on the door of the shower cubicle and I should have been forewarned because I’d already seen one on the wall over the bed.

And that’s really weird.

bear

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: A or B

Thursday Doors: Epernay

Épernay is, after Reims, the principal town of the Champagne region of France – and well worth a visit. When we went, a couple of years ago, we stayed at a hotel that had been converted from a grand house that had probably once belonged to a wealthy wine merchant. This was the imposing entrance:

Epernay

Thursday Doors 17 March 2016