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

Thursday Doors: Eglise de St Pierre, Limoges

Now, I know you’re all desperate for another set of doors from Cahors – and you will get them soon. However, if only to heighten that delicious sense of anticipation, this week a one-off set of images from the church of St Pierre in the city of Limoges.

I came across this serendipitously, on our way to a quilting and photography exhibition in a building on the opposite side of the eponymous Place, but I thought it was worth pulling out my old iPhone and capturing this set of freshly-painted church doors:

Back to Cahors next week. Maybe.

Thursday Doors 17 May 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Circle

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’.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Circle

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Pink

‘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:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Pink

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

“And you: what’s your dream?”

This graffito was spotted on a wall in the city of Limoges.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

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).

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Not that I want to puncture the illusion, but here’s a wider-angle perspective:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

Tuesdays of Texture: Statuary

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:

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 34