Posted on March 14, 2018
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.
Posted on March 6, 2018
This week, Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo! wants to see an image that shows ‘forces’.
Well, there are certainly powerful forces at work in this detail from a truly remarkable wall-hanging that can be found in the Cité International de la Tapisserie, in Aubusson.
Posted on February 27, 2018
Frank’s theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘hills’. The automatic response to this would be to post a landscape, I suppose. However, here’s a little hill (one of many) in the centre of the town of Sarlat in the Dordogne that just makes you want to climb it – even if it’s only as far as that Pizzeria.
Posted on February 13, 2018
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.
Posted on February 6, 2018
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.
Posted on January 30, 2018
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.
Posted on January 16, 2018