Posted on August 9, 2017
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.
Posted on July 18, 2017
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.)
Posted on May 30, 2017
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?
Posted on February 27, 2017
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.
Posted on January 30, 2017
Posted on January 24, 2017
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.
Tuesdays of Texture
Posted on November 28, 2016
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: