My son’s in-laws, the Thompsons, give ‘Plaisance‘ as their address in France, but actually they live a few kilometres outside the village, on a narrow road that hugs the hillside … Continue reading Plaisance, from the road to Coupiac
Aveyron is Rocquefort country, the country where Lacaune sheep crowd together, grazing, on the steepest of green-clad hillsides. We saw these in the valley far below, from the road out … Continue reading Where sheep do graze, Aveyron
This vintage Citroen was parked outside a studio, on the road leading into Ambialet.
I made a choice, in my previous post, to present ‘Bathers, Ambialet’ in black-and-white: the colour version was attractive – all greens and browns and ripples of light – but … Continue reading Ambialet – two views, in colour
We walked across the bridge, at Ambialet, another of those beautiful little villages in Aveyron, France, to have lunch with the Thompson’s. The weather was hot, the sunlight was blinding, … Continue reading Bathers, Ambialet
Usually when I post about wildlife photography it is simply to share my images, to comment perhaps on the choice of colour or of black-and-white, to say something about where … Continue reading Hornbill, elephant and grey loerie – an ethical problem?
These images of Madikwe giraffe are a digression, I know, from our travels through France – and after France, there is still Istanbul to process and show – but when … Continue reading Madikwe Game Reserve – Giraffe against the Skyline
Taken in colour, these images of Tom, my grandson, with his father Gareth, are simply family photos – records of a moment, albeit a rather special moment, in Plaisance, France. … Continue reading Tom
Sometimes the pictures tell the story. I call this series, of Tom and Gabriel playing at the Thompson’s in Plaisance, in Aveyron, The Battle of the Carwash. [click to enlarge]
Interviewer: Brousse-le-Chateaux, by the river Tarn in Aveyron, is supposed to be one of the prettiest villages in France. You went there, with your wife and children and grandchildren, on … Continue reading Brousse-le-Chateaux, the prettiest village in France
I will not tell you what the rude son of our hosts – he was not with us in France, but his dad related the story with much relish – … Continue reading La Fon del Mas, Aveyron
I can think of no better way of expressing the joy and delight we experienced in France, on our recent holiday, reconnecting with family, relishing the countryside, with its steep … Continue reading The Village Fete at Coupiac