The staircase

While visiting the restored medieval abbey of Noirlac last year, I was struck by this almost abstract composition of a curving staircase and austere stone walls. Another homage to M C Escher and suitable for Cee’s Black & White subject of ‘Walls’ this week.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Walls

Mundane? Staircase

This little-used, but intriguing, stone staircase is tucked away in the narrow streeets of the medieval quarter of the town of Confolens. The composition is almost abstract and puts me in mind a little of Escher.

staircase

Mundane Monday

A Nod To Escher

This photograph is of part of a ruined monastery (I think) in Sarlat, a medieval town in the Dordogne.

This week, Cee is looking for images of rocks. You could perhaps argue that these are stones rather than rocks, but what exactly is the difference between a stone and a rock?

Well, according to Wikipedia (so it must be true), stone is rock that’s had a bit of work done on it. Still made of rock though, I’d argue.

Judiciously cropped, as here, it reminded me of something that M C Escher might have produced.

stones

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks