A bed of roses?

Back in July I visited the village of Doue La Fontaine during its annual rose festival. As well as displaying a huge number of different varieties of rose, there was also an exhibition of sculptures made up of roses, such as this deckchair:

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Things People Grow

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shape

I was intrigued by the unusual shapes of this piece of sculpture that I saw, rather improbably, in the Tapestry Museum in Aubusson.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shape

Tuesdays of Texture: Sculpted Saints

Lots of texture in this detail of a selection of saints to be found at Chartres Cathedral:

More submissions to Narami’s weekly challenge can be found here

Tuesdays of Texture: Frog

This is a detail of a metal sculpture that’s part of a water feature to be found in the old part of Sydney, down by Circular Quay.

There’s plenty of texture to be had, but I particularly like the way that the arc of water echoes the curve of the metalwork.

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 3 of 2017

Roman Head

I saw this striking carved head on display in the museum attached to the Argentomagus archaeological site – a Roman town built over an Iron Age village –  in the Indre département of central France.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Sculptures

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

This photograph was taken at Circular Quay in Sydney, and is a detail from a sculpture depicting a settler family. It’s one of a series that commemorates Australia’s early days.

Trio

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio