Tuesday Photo Challenge: In My Life

Frank was inspired for this week’s prompt by the Beatles’ song ‘In My Life’ (I assume that’s the reference anyway). I know it well:

‘There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain’

I was born and grew up on Merseyside, and although I haven’t lived there for more than forty years and my home now is very much here in France, my roots will always be in Liverpool.

You can take the boy out of Liverpool, but you can never take Liverpool out of the boy.

Neil Young (in ‘Helpless‘) also has something to say about the importance of where you grew up:

‘And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there’

Last time I was back there I spotted this, covering some scaffolding in the city centre, so I grabbed a quick photograph with my mobile phone.

It seems like fair comment to me.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: In My Life

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Exotic

This fearsome creature greets visitors to the Australian Reptile Park, near Sydney. I don’t think I’d care to meet anything more exotic, thank you very much.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Exotic

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Decay

For Frank’s theme for this week of ‘decay’, here is an image of part of the heavily-weathered inscription on a gravestone to be found in the old burial ground opposite St Mary’s church in Beverley, Yorkshire.

Time and the elements have worn down the lettering into something almost abstract, although it is still possible to make out some of the wording.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Decay

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Delicious

The freshly-caught sea bass on display at the Rialto fish market in Venice looked absolutely delicious.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: 16 January 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Circle

The Bénédictins railway station in the city of Limoges has been voted the most beautiful train station in Europe. It’s not bad, that’s for sure. This is the skylight in the dome that covers the main hall. I think it meets with Frank’s theme this week of ‘Circle’.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Circle

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Recycle

Frank’s theme this week is ‘Recycle’, so this image works on two levels, I think.

Firstly, it’s an image of a poubelle – a rubbish bin – left out for emptying, and presumably recycling, in the next hamlet along from here.

Secondly, the image is itself recycled, because I’ve used a monochrome version before, in a post to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge a year or so ago.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Recycle

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Quotidian

For this week’s Tuesday Challenge, Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo! has set the theme of ‘quotidian’, in the sense of the normal everyday that could, in photographic terms, repay a closer view or a different perspective.

What could be more humdrum than a drain, you may wonder? But this drain-cover in the gutter of a street in Chabanais is surely worth a second glance, not only for the interesting structure of the ironwork, but also for the contrast provided by the autumn leaves that have become trapped in it.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Quotidian