Posted on July 28, 2017
The wooden dhow is the traditional sea-going vessel of the Arabian Gulf. This one had been taken out of the water for maintenance in the Bateen area of Abu Dhabi.
Posted on September 1, 2016
The second instalment of the doors of Thiers features those with odd numbers.
The narrow streets of the medieval centre are quite steep in parts, as you can see here:
…and here (not so old, but just as tatty):
Over time, street level has risen, leaving some doors with what could be desxribed as restricted access:
I couldn’t not include this door with the adjacent mural:
And on a hot day, this seemed like a good idea:
Thursday Doors 1 September 2016
Posted on June 5, 2016
Not so long ago, I posted this stark image of one of the outside-facing clocks on the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. For the latest WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, with the theme of Numbers, here is the ornate gilded clock – roman numerals and all – that hangs over the main exhibition hall inside:
Less conventionally, here’s another way of looking at numbers, from the old schoolroom in Montrol-Sénard:
Posted on April 17, 2015
This is what passes for a licence plate around here, stencilled onto the back of the seat of an ancient and well-used tractor that belongs to the local commune.