Mundane? Plantpots

I spotted these forlorn planpots outside this second floor window of an obviously unoccupied building on the main shopping street of the town of Confolens, in the Charente département of France:

plantpots

Mundane Mondays

A musician lives here

A different take on window bars (sic) on this house in nearby St. Junien

music

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Music

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.

butcher

Mundane Monday Challenge #93

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

As soon as I saw this week’s challenge, I knew exactly which image I wanted to use. From the windowsill in my grandsons’ bedroom:

Alphabet

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

For this week’s challenge, another image from Montrol-Sénard, the ‘living museum’ of rural life just a few miles from here. This is a view taken looking out through the window of the old Smithy, with a broken wheel which has been waiting for repair for quite some time. The cobwebs not only add to the atmosphere of the shot but also produce quite an interesting blur effect.

Broken

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

Photography 101: Solitude

This image was taken in Abu Dhabi and is the exterior of the building in which I used to work. Luckily, I wasn’t a window-cleaner like this poor guy, suspended about 200 feet above the ground with an awful lot of windows to clean. I can imagine he felt rather alone.

Solitude

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This is the building in Abu Dhabi where I used to work…

ADIA

…fortunately, not as a window cleaner.

Window cleaners

(Happily, they now have proper cradles for the job)