Category Archives: old architecture

One Word Sunday: Contrast

What kind of contrast to choose? I wanted to use recent images, not trawl the archive –  so here are two. First, the contrast between a venerable old church and some ugly, new brash graffiti: ….and now for the contrast

One Word Sunday: Contrast

What kind of contrast to choose? I wanted to use recent images, not trawl the archive –  so here are two. First, the contrast between a venerable old church and some ugly, new brash graffiti: ….and now for the contrast

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 10

A decade or so ago I came across the films of the late Andrei Tarkovsky, after visiting the great gothic abbey of San Galgano  which entailed a fair journey from where we were staying, but I was determined to see

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 10

A decade or so ago I came across the films of the late Andrei Tarkovsky, after visiting the great gothic abbey of San Galgano  which entailed a fair journey from where we were staying, but I was determined to see

Distant fields of Poppies and Broom, and some others

I was reading Cathy’s ( Wanderessence) post on her travels in  Provence in 2003 ,  which struck a chord with me, so many places I had visited! But in  particular an image of a field of Poppies and Broom had me

Distant fields of Poppies and Broom, and some others

I was reading Cathy’s ( Wanderessence) post on her travels in  Provence in 2003 ,  which struck a chord with me, so many places I had visited! But in  particular an image of a field of Poppies and Broom had me

Street / 37

Another one from Oporto…looks busy down there – and see  those tiles ahead!

Street / 37

Another one from Oporto…looks busy down there – and see  those tiles ahead!

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 8

In the ’90s, my parents mentioned a little town in the Vienne that we might like to see on a return from the EuroClassic if we were in the area. One year we did work a route out to take

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 8

In the ’90s, my parents mentioned a little town in the Vienne that we might like to see on a return from the EuroClassic if we were in the area. One year we did work a route out to take

Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge #30: Unexpected

Ann Christine has asked us to show something Unexpected. For me in the last few years, the unexpected thing has been discovering that I could enjoy a cruise as a holiday, something I always thought was anathema! I have always

Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge #30: Unexpected

Ann Christine has asked us to show something Unexpected. For me in the last few years, the unexpected thing has been discovering that I could enjoy a cruise as a holiday, something I always thought was anathema! I have always

Street / 35

Back to Portugal for this one of the street far below, seen from a cablecar at Villa Nova de Gaia

Street / 35

Back to Portugal for this one of the street far below, seen from a cablecar at Villa Nova de Gaia

Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge #29: Cityscapes

We’re  asked to show Cityscapes, so I’m going to show a few images where it’s all about the light, adding to the impact and atmosphere of a place. First up,  we  have a view of some of London in the

Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge #29: Cityscapes

We’re  asked to show Cityscapes, so I’m going to show a few images where it’s all about the light, adding to the impact and atmosphere of a place. First up,  we  have a view of some of London in the