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

Taking a rest

A weary worker takes the opportunity to take the weight of his feet on a bench in Dubai.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Feet or shoes

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene

This was the scene that would confront me when I stood at night on the balcony of our apartment in Abu Dhabi.

It’s a lot quieter here.

(For the aficionados: 1.6 seconds at ƒ11, ISO400)

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene

Mundane? Shop Window

A butcher’s window display that I spotted in one of the narrow streets of the San Polo neighbourhood of Venice. The big hand-written sign ‘Oggi c’e il capretto’ means ‘Today we have kid [as in kid goat]’ and there it is, hanging right in the middle.


Mundane Monday Challenge #93

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

A market porter takes a moment to relax outside the souq in Dubai.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Street

Week 12 of the 52 Weeks Photo Challenge hosted by The Girl That Dreams Awake has the topic of ‘Street’.

The genre of ‘street photography’ isn’t really my thing. However, this is probably my favourite street view: the road that runs through our hamlet of ‘Tranquility Base’. In the rush hour.


(Confession time: I’ve used this image before, in a post on my other site. Although, to judge from the stats, you won’t have seen it.)

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Street

Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

A smiley face cheers up a No Entry sign in the old part of Limoges.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 17 – Calm

If I come out of my house, walk the 25 yards or so up to the road and look to my left, this is what I see. And people wonder why I refer to the petit hameau we live in as ‘Tranquility Base’.

(By the way, this is rush hour.)


Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Calm

Bricks and a bike in Bruges

Three for the price of one this week.

Cee’s latest Black & White challenge  calls for something beginning with either B or W. Well, here is an image of a bicycle propped up against a brick wall in Bruges. Which, come to think of it, is in Belgium.

B or W

Oh, and what do bicycles have? Why, wheels of course. So make that four for the price of one.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: B or W

The sights of Venice

For this week’s entry to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is an image from Venice, which does feature a road (‘Calle’) leading down to the Grand Canal, although it’s a moot point whether the road is the principal focus for the gentleman on the left.

The high contrast from the strong shadows works well in Black & White, I think, as does the highlighted texture of the walls.

Sightseeing in Venice

Sightseeing in Venice