Mist on the river

The Vienne river flows over the weir on a misty morning in the town of Chabanais.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowing water

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Reflection

Reflections are one of my favourite photographic subjects and I have posted quite a few here. Many of these have been of the River Vienne as it flows through the nearby town of Confolens and here’s another one, previously unseen.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Reflection

Stillness

Another image – this time in monochrome as a response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge on the subject of ‘trees’ – from a preternaturally still and sunny day in the town of Chabanais.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees

Scene through an archway

The nearby town of Confolens abounds with photographic opportunities, especially on calm, cloudless days that produce almost flawless reflections on the River Vienne.

On the right bank of the river there are a number of these archways that provide interesting frames for the vibrant colours.

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Vibrant Colours

Bridge over the Vienne at Chabanais

The ironwork of the main road bridge across the River Vienne in Chabanais is perfectly mirrored in the water on an exceptionally clear, still and sunny day.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Mirrored

Thursday Doors: Confolens – Rive Gauche

After the little detour to Bordeaux over the past few weeks, we’re back at the gift that keeps on giving of old doors in Confolens. The next few posts will all feature doors to be found on the left bank (rive gauche) of the Vienne river, which flows through the town and gave it its old strategic importance.

To get from one side to t’other, you can always drive over the newer bridge, but on a nice day it’s much more pleasant to stroll over the pedestrianised Pont Vieux.

And this is what you’ll find in the way of interesting doors, beginning with a church:

And something that looks like a church but isn’t:

Not all doors are quite so spectacular, of course:

A little more modern is this example, with some interesting ironwork:

Most prosaic of all is this, actually an electricity sub-station:

Thursday Doors 1 February 2018

The Weir

A different angle on the River Vienne as it flows over the weir in the middle of the town of Chabanais.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Water