Tuesday Photo Challenge: Age

Almost exactly 74 years ago today, on 10th June 1944, a company of SS troops massacred 642 residents – mostly women and children – of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, in the Haute-Vienne département of south-west France.

Since then, the site has been maintained as a memorial and museum, left to age unaltered, the buildings weathering and walls collapsing.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Age

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Time

This doorway carved into the sandstone of the Nabatean city of Petra, in modern-day Jordan, is over 2,000 years old, so it’s little wonder that it is showing the effects of time.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Time

Domes

So is it arches you want for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week? Or domes?

Here’s an image with plenty of both – from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The figures at bottom right give an idea of scale.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes etc

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

The Gothic arches and vaulted ceiling  of the cloister at the Abbey of Noirlac constitute an impressive architectural structure:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

Tuesdays of Texture: The Wall

A rather different perspective – from a roof terrace – of the cloister of the Cistercian Abbey of Noirlac:

Tuesdays of Texture 22 April 2017

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