Posted on May 31, 2018
Although there are plenty of other photo challenges out there, generously hosted by individual bloggers, the end of the WordPress Weekly Challenge – for reasons best known to themselves and, I suspect, a mystery to most of the rest of us – does feel like the end of an era.
For this final instalment, we’ve been invited to share our all-time favourites (I cannot bring myself to omit the ‘u’ that actually belongs there).
It’s hard to choose, though. The most-liked – by others – of my images are displayed on the home page of this blog in any case.
However, my very first post on this blog, back in August 2013, was a response to a WordPress Weekly Challenge. This is another edit of that image:
Surely, though, while retrospection has its place it’s better to look forward, so I’ll leave you – in terms of this challenge, at any rate – with another flower, but one with it’s – albeit brief – life ahead of it. The picture was taken just a couple of weeks ago.
Posted on May 24, 2018
The rope twisted into a knot leads the eye in to this detail of a wooden dhow that I spotted in the Bateen area of Abu Dhabi city. The traditional boat is contrasted with the modern office blocks in the background.
Posted on May 16, 2018
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Posted on April 25, 2018
Strong vertical lines demarcate these bolts of cotton fabric on the shelves of Madame’s favourite shop ever, Classic Quilts in Dubai.
Posted on April 12, 2018
There’s a bit of a story behind this particular image, posted in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Awakening’.
In October 2004 we came to France with the express purpose of finding a house to buy. We stayed in a gîte – I can’t remember the exact location, but it was somewhere in the Vienne département – and I brought with me my first digital camera, a 3MP Olympus compact (really good lens, by the way).
One morning – upon awakening, you could say – I looked out of the bedroom window and saw the dawn mist in the shallow dip between the hamlet where we were staying and the local village.
Posted on April 4, 2018
Should you ever find yourself in the town of Saint-Junien and need to have a new key cut, this is the place you’re looking for.