Posted on January 9, 2018
The Bénédictins railway station in the city of Limoges has been voted the most beautiful train station in Europe. It’s not bad, that’s for sure. This is the skylight in the dome that covers the main hall. I think it meets with Frank’s theme this week of ‘Circle’.
Posted on August 22, 2017
‘Pink’ is the theme chosen by Frank for this week’s Tuesday Challenge. I suspect that flowers will prove to be the most common source of inspiration: it was certainly my initial idea and I have a fair few images in my library. However, I decided to try to look for something a little different and came up with this.
In the centre of the French city of Limoges you can find this vintage carousel, or merry-go-round. It’s kept under wraps through the winter, of course, but during the summer tourist season it’s in full swing. It’s well-looked after and in excellent condition considering its age.
And, as you can see, it’s also very pink in parts:
Posted on March 9, 2017
Posted on November 19, 2016
For those who believe that there is a rational explanation for just about everything, ‘magic’ is – by definition – something that isn’t real: in other words, an illusion. So here’s an, admittedly very impressive, example of an illusion.
In the centre of Limoges this medieval building dominates the Place de la Motte. Except that it’s neither medieval nor even a building – it’s a gigantic and brilliantly rendered trompe l’oeil mural, painted on the side of a much more modern edifice. The cat at top left isn’t real either (although the satellite dish is).
Not that I want to puncture the illusion, but here’s a wider-angle perspective:
Posted on August 16, 2016
A fortuitous angle of light source helps to bring out the textures of these statuettes, which are located up on a wall of a side chapel in the cathedral of Limoges:
Posted on August 4, 2016
These two are to be found in the old part of the city: formerly a street of traders, it’s now given over largely to art shops and restaurants:
This next pair I’ve put together as opposites: one bricked up and one disappeared almost completely:
And finally, doors old and new right next to each other at the top of this flight of stairs:
Thursday Doors 4 August 2016
Posted on July 12, 2016
The Ostensions is a religious festival that takes place every seven years, over the spring and summer. 2016 is one of those years.
During this period, relics of the saints are paraded through the main towns in the region.
For the period of the Ostensions, the cathedral at Limoges and its surroundings are bedecked by colourful bunting.