Posted on March 6, 2017
A sure sign that a building is unoccupied is to look for spiders’ webs. It doesn’t take long for the spiders to reclaim their territory, as in this window in the medieval back streets of Confolens. To judge from the old stickers, this particular place was last owned or run by a motor mechanic (although obviously not a medieval one).
Posted on February 21, 2017
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:
Posted on February 3, 2017
Posted on January 23, 2017
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.
Posted on January 16, 2016
Posted on May 23, 2015
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.
Posted on November 7, 2014
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.
Posted on March 12, 2014