Having been writing the blog for a while, I’ve realised that the time it takes me to write an accompanying story with the images is stopping me posting as many photos as I’d like. From now on, I’ll be posting more single image entries here and writing longer articles every now and again for a special project only.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
Each summer, the tourist industry provides an important injection of money into the Dordogne economy. In order to keep visitors entertained during their visit to the area, many towns and villages will hold a festival or carnival. Last weekend, I visited the ‘Fête Mediévale de Belvès‘ along with family who are currently over on holiday. Continue reading Medieval festivities at Belvès
Whilst spring never really showed up this year, summer arrived with a bang at the beginning of July and doesn’t look set to end any time soon. The reliable good weather has been ideal for landscape photography, especially at sunrise. After all, it’s a little less painful to set the alarm for 5.30am when you’re confident that you’ll be rewarded with clear conditions. Continue reading Picture perfect Périgord Noir
Having lived in the Dordogne for just over a year now, I have become accustomed to seeing the old buildings, streets and monuments that give the area its distinctive character. I realised recently that this acclimatisation has gone so far as to have me ignoring some of the natural beauty around me. Continue reading A second look
One of the reasons I moved to the Dordogne was for the slower pace of life. When I lived in England, people seemed to be always on the run, desperate to try and do as many things as possible (either trying to make or spend money usually). This feeling was often re-inforced by the non-stop bombardment of advertisements encouraging such behaviour. Here, things seem a little different. People take time to look around them at their surroundings and sometimes just ‘be’. Continue reading Let sleeping cats lie?
The road leading to the bottom of our drive is a small but busy lane, bordered by a steep bank on one side. It runs from roughly east to west and therefore benefits from flattering early morning and late afternoon lighting. Continue reading Rural lane