The old florists’ shop

This shop, formerly a florists’, is one of many in the town of Bellac that is now closed and boarded up. But it’s a lot more attractive than most.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Storefronts

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 22 Stranger

I thought that this rather mysterious painted shopfront in the nearby town of Bellac was suitable for the theme of ‘Stranger’ in Week 22 of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.

In English, the words over the door read: ‘At the beginning of the 90s…somewhere in the desert of Tamalkan…I lost myself’

I can find no trace of anywhere on Earth called Tamalkan. The mystery deepens…

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 22 Stranger

And the winner is….

Cee’s theme for her Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘Smile’.

The nearby town of Le Dorat is hosting the World Sheep-shearing Championships next month and already the place is en fĂȘte in anticipation. An amusing feature of the preparations is the decoration of shop windows with paintings related to the theme, including this one.

As far as I know, the Mondial de Tonte, as it’s called, isn’t a sheep beauty competition, but the winner here is certainly smiling, even if the runners-up don’t look too happy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smile