Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

The rope twisted into a knot leads the eye in to this detail of a wooden dhow that I spotted in the Bateen area of Abu Dhabi city. The traditional boat is contrasted with the modern office blocks in the background.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Perspectives on the Pont Valentre

The Pont Valentré, which bridges the river Lot in Cahors, dates from the fourteenth century, so certainly qualifies for Cee’s category this week of anything over 50 years old.

Then again, so do I….

The bridge’s four towers makes it visually appealing not only from a distance but also – unlike some – when you’re actually standing on it.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Over 50 years old

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

This image shows the stairwell of the bell-tower of the restored Abbaye de La Reau, in central France.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

The Tower

From ground level, the stonework of the tower of this church at Chabanais looks particularly imposing:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bricks & Stone

Road, Side

A different perspective on this litle track that runs off the road between here and the next hamlet:

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Perspective

Perspective

Four images that demonstrate the theme of perspective for Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge this week:

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This detail of an old dhow drawn up on the waterfront in Abu Dhabi contrasts with the modern skyscrapers in the background.

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Still in Abu Dhabi, this aircraft was flying over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque when I happened to be there.

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The red and white striped windsock at the Blond airstrip is a striking image in itself, but so is the drone behind it.

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From a photographic perspective you can debate whether it’s the baby or the cake that’s the subject of this picture, but there’s only one subject that my grandson was interested in on his first birthday.

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Perspective

Thursday Doors: Chartres

There’s more than one way to look at a door, as this image illustrates. This is one of the massive doors of Chartres Cathedral – as seen by a mouse, perhaps.

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As a free gift, here’s another door from Chartres, which I used in a recent post on Vertical Lines for Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge.

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Thursday Doors November 26th 2015