In need of repair

This was the interior of our barn when we bought Brokedown Palace. Yes, that is a big hole in the roof in the middle of the image.

What were we thinking?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Made from wood

Rooftops of Sarlat

Look out from the glass-walled lift that’s installed in the church tower of the medieval town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne, and old buildings is just about all you get.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Old buildings

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 26 Geometry

We reach the halfway point of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge with, thankfully, a reasonably straightforward theme: geometry.

The roof of our neighbours’ barn is, if you look at it carefully, a riot of curves and straight lines – and certainly geometrical. It just goes to show that geometry is all around us.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 26 Geometry

The marketplace at Mortemart

A few years ago, the medieval ‘halle’ (marketplace) in the nearby village of Mortemart was carefully restored, allowing visitors to appreciate the technical complexity of its beamed roof.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of any kind

Looking down on St-Germain-de-Confolens

The very photogenic nearby village of St-Germain-de-Confolens is dominated by the old chateau that towers over it. If you can manage the hike up to the top, the views are very worthwhile.

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