Tuesday Photo Challenge: Light and Dark

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge 18 September 2018

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

The Gothic arches and vaulted ceiling  of the cloister at the Abbey of Noirlac constitute an impressive architectural structure:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

Tuesdays of Texture: The Wall

A rather different perspective – from a roof terrace – of the cloister of the Cistercian Abbey of Noirlac:

Tuesdays of Texture 22 April 2017

Thursday Doors: Noirlac

Last month we went on a day’s outing by coach with a local group. In the afternoon we visited an ornate chateau (watch this space…) but we began at the restored Cistercian Abbey at Noirlac, in central France.

A slightly different take on ‘doors within doors’:

If anything, the interior is even more impressive:

Although the requirements of modern life can sometimes be a little jarring (that silver column is an air-conditioning unit, I think):

And it’s always nice to see the backs of doors:

Thursday Doors 13 July 2017