Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers


This house in a back alley in the nearby village of Montignac has been like this since we came to live here twelve years ago. Number 13, I wonder if it has an unlucky history? According to the plaque on the wall the building is also 13th century. Chains, locks, and cobwebs adorn the door. I never pass it without a little shiver.

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Sunday Market with Dancing in Rouffignac St Cernin!


A surprising treat when we went to the market this morning, as we do every Sunday. Today the square was packed with dancers in traditional costumes, and French men playing a variety of interesting instruments. One in particular looked like electronic bag-pipes – if such a thing exists! The atmosphere was delightful and all happening in and around the market traders and their stalls. I imagine the paella man will do a good trade today!

Electronic bag-pipes ??

Electronic bag-pipes ??

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Dancing

Dancing

                                                                                                          

 

Paella

Paella

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Throughout the year Rouffignac have a wonderful variety of entertainment for such a small village.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth


Sitting behind my hubby in the microlight I look straight down at the village of Rocamadour. The buildings rise in stages up the side of a cliff on the right bank of the Alzou river which runs between rock walls 120metres in height. Flights of steps ascend from the lower town to the churches, a group of massive buildings half way up the cliff.

 

Rocamadour

Rocamadour

Je suis Charlie!


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In memory of the twelve journalists and cartoonists wantonly slaughtered at the offices of their newspaper ‘Charlie Hebdo’ on Wednesday morning.

In support of France, the country I live in, and free speech.

The men who carried out this atrocity have apparently said they want to die as martyrs, but they seem to have missed the obvious; the only martyrs made here are the ones they themselves have created – as in the people they’ve murdered and the newspaper they attacked. May they fade rapidly into the dusts of history and be quickly forgotten.

Long Live Charlie Hebdo!

(please feel free to use this photo)

ETC.,


 

This post is in answer to a recent post by Rommel, one of my favourite bloggers over at The Sophomore Slump . He’s just put up a post he calls ETC, which actually stands for a lot of photo rejects that he deemed unworthy of posting. They have only just seen the light of day, and I’m glad they did! In one of his replies to a comment he said ‘someone here needs to do an etc post!’ A challenge like that has to be taken up. Rommel plucked his photos from all sorts of times and places. I’ve done mine slightly differently and taken all the pics from one period in May this year. So here we are, a bunch of pics taken when our Irish biker visitors came to stay for a few days and we had some great ride-outs to some of our local beauty spots here in the Dordogne.

A telephoto shot across a valley at La Roque Saint Christophe, home to prehistoric cave dwellers 55,000 years ago.

A telephoto shot across a valley at La Roque Saint Christophe, home to prehistoric cave dwellers 55,000 years ago.

 

Our bikes at Limeuil (especially note the gorgeous silver one 2nd from left). A beautiful village where the Dordogne & Vezere rivers meet.

Our bikes at Limeuil (especially note the gorgeous silver one extreme right). A beautiful village where the Dordogne & Vezere rivers meet.

 

At Cadouin Abbey, founded in 1115 where pilgrims came.

At Cadouin Abbey, founded in 1115 where pilgrims came.

 

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Ah, the scent of roses!

 

Sleepy Moggy

Sleepy Moggy

 

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Key anyone?

Bikes in front of the abbey.

Bikes in front of the abbey.

 

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A Pretty Door

Narrow Streets and Ancient Buildings

Narrow Streets and Ancient Buildings

 

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Not Open for Business!

Macro shot of tiny flowers on a wall

Macro shot of tiny flowers on a wall

 

Looking Down on Cadouin

Looking Down on Cadouin

 

Those BMW's Again!

Those BMW’s Again!

 

Return Journey for the Boys and the Rain Starts

Return Journey for the Boys and the Rain Starts

 

Au revoir!

Au revoir!