Tuesdays of Texture: Ruined Abbey

This partly overgrown double arched window can be found at the medieval Franciscan Abbaye de la Réau in the Vienne département of France. It looks like it’s had some restoration work done on it, but there’s a long way to go.

Tuesdays of Texture 8 August 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Gargoyle

This gargoyle – I believe it’s in the form of a griffin – sits looking out from the roof of Chateau de Meillant, in central France. (Incidentally, I haven’t edited the colour of the sky at all – it really was that bright.)

Tuesdays of Texture 18 July 2017

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Old

If I want to see something old, I just need to look in the mirror. Fear not though, I’ll spare you (and me) a self-portrait in response to this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge theme, set by Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo!

Instead – and infinitely more interesting – here is an image of a Roman-era funerary statue recovered from archaeological excavations at Argentomagus, in central France. Is it just me, or does he look like he’s wearing a beanie hat?

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Old

Mundane? Staircase

This little-used, but intriguing, stone staircase is tucked away in the narrow streeets of the medieval quarter of the town of Confolens. The composition is almost abstract and puts me in mind a little of Escher.

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Mundane Monday

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 25 – Textures

Textures of wood, stone and metal on this disused well-head in the medieval centre of the town of Loches.

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 52 – Textures

Tuesdays of Texture: Look Up

Take a moment to look up as you enter St Mary’s church in Beverley and you’ll see some intricate carving – as well as some pretty scary faces.

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Tuesdays of Texture

Mundane? The New Frames The Old

Another entry for the Mundane Mondays challenge hosted by PhoTrablogger.

Close to Circular Quay, in the heart of Sydney, you can still see some of the original stone that must have welcomed the First Fleet, although most is now concealed behind more modern brickwork:

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