Sound Advice

I spotted this weatherbeaten sign down at the harbour in the small fishing village of Crail, in Scotland.

Personally, I wouldn’t need to be told once, never mind twice.

CMMC 20 October 2021

Look At The Baby…

In one of the narrow, winding streets around the great cathedral of Chartres, I spotted this slightly disconcerting sign featuring a baby. The presence of the passing pedestrian helped to make the shot.

PPAC 3 September 2021

Fancy A Coffee?

This weathered sign, in the open air museum of Montrol-Sénard, is outside a century-old equivalent of a modern-day coffee shop.

CMMC: Brown

Against Bric-a-Brac?

At first glance, this ancient and well-weathered sign in the city of Cahors appears to read ‘anti-brocante’, but in fact it’s just old and bent (don’t say it) and actually reads ‘Brocante Brocante”.

So good they named it twice, presumably.

For non-francophones, a brocante is essentially a bric-à-brac shop. You know: the sort of place whose owners buy junk and sell antiques.

Posted for the Photographing Public Art Challenge, hosted this week by Cee

Shop sign, Loches

This elaborate wrought-iron shop sign in the town of Loches is quite distinctive.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 14 April 2020

Motoring Signs

These signs are on a door at the ‘Route 66’ biker hotel in nearby Bussière-Poitevine

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

Outside the Notaire’s

These brass plaques can be seen outside the offices of Notaires (public notaries) all over France. However, they’re not all as aesthetically framed against a rough-cast wall as this one, in Confolens.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

Beware of low-flying motorbikes

There’s a bikers’ hotel in the nearby village of Bussière-Poitevine. With this sign hanging from the wall, it’s hard to miss

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

This way to the dumpster

This hand-made – and most definitely unofficial – signpost in the city of Cahors, in southern France, points the way to a number of exotic locations. And Brussels.

However, the most practical pointer is probably the one which shows the way to the nearest benne à ordures: the garbage dumpster.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile

Should you ever find yourself in the town of Saint-Junien and need to have a new key cut, this is the place you’re looking for.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile