Cee’s challenge this week is to post an image of something – anything – that contains a double letter.

I spotted these old wine bottles standing on the floor next to a bed in the sleeping quarters at the restored Abbaye de la Reau.

Somehow, the post-processing produced an effect like a still life painting, which I find attractive.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Double letters

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

In the cellars beneath Épernay, bottles of champagne lie maturing in racks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Shine a light through a glass of red wine onto a white tablecloth and this is what you get:


Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Under pressure

As part of the wine-making process, in Bordeaux as elsewhere, the young wine has to be drawn out of the big stainless steel tanks into smaller containers under the force of gravity. Given how large the tanks are, it’s not surprising that it comes out at high pressure. That’s what you call letting it breathe.

And if you zoom in closely enough, it becomes almost abstract:


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Liquid

Shouldn’t that be ‘vin’?

As one of France’s leading utility companies, EDF (Électricité de France) supplies something without which modern civilised life would be quite impossible.

As well as electricity.

EDF Wine-2

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge Week 19

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Against the background of a clear blue sky, rows of vines run up to the horizon near the village of Äy, in the Champagne region of France.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half


Bottle Bank

A bit of a stretch maybe, but there is definitely liquid in these bottles: wine from the St. Emilion area of Bordeaux.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge