Mural in the Chapel of St Blaise

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week gives me the opportunity to post another image taken in the Chapel of St Blaise in Pompadour. This follows on from this week’s Monday Window Challenge.

As a reminder, for the next few weeks Cee is asking us to pick up on an element of a photo she herself has posted. As the relevant image contains a mural, here is the dramatic painting behind the altar in St Blaise’s. The whole of the interior – walls and ceiling, totalling some 300 square metres – is covered in similar images with the same colour scheme. It’s not the Sistine Chapel, but it is certainly quite spectacular in its own way.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 18 March 2020

Monday Window: Pompadour

In the town of Pompadour is the spectacularly painted Chapel of St. Blaise. This, however, is the plain window of an austere little side-chapel.

#MondayWindow 16 March 2020

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lock

This stall in the stables at Chateau de la Riviere, near Pompadour, was empty when I took this photograph. Was it a case of closing the stable door after the horse had bolted?

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lock

Lateral Thinking

Instructions:

  1. Take bog-standard photo of a grazing horse at the French National Stud in Pompadour
  2. Crop
  3. Rotate
  4. Post in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘Animals

Stall #25

Stall #25 in one of the stables at the French National Stud in Pompadour looks just like this~:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letters or Numbers

Thursday Doors: Chateau de la Riviere

Just outside Pompadour lies the Chateau de la Rivière, home of JN Stables. Apart from the stables themselves – and here’s a reminder…

…there are some old buildings from the original Chatea, including some characterful doors:

….not all of which are readily accessible

There is also a – deconsecrated – chapel, which boasts an ossuary:

Thursday Doors 20 June 2019

Thursday Doors: Pompadour – The Stables

As promised, this week we have a selection of stable doors from in and around the town of Pompadour.

To begin, a couple of external shots from the National Stud:

And once you go inside….

Not surprisingly, the presence of the National Stud in Pompadour has led to a number of other stables and breeding companies being established in the vicinity. These two images were captured at  one of the leading private stables close by. They also prove that, on this occasion at least, it wasn’t too late to close the stable door.

Thursday Doors 13 June 2019