St Nicolas Basilica, Nantes

Do you remember me saying that in one of my previous articles that I would show you the inside of the Basilica? Chose dite, chose faite. As I say, I will do! You may be a Catholic, you may not be. I'm not going to judge anyone. You may even be a convinced, and militant … Continue reading St Nicolas Basilica, Nantes

Garden birds

I have always loved watching the birds in the garden and since I was a small boy we have always put out food for them. For my last birthday, my wife and children bought me a couple of feeders and they have been well used. It may sound silly, but it brings me such happiness … Continue reading Garden birds

In the streets of Nantes on Ascension Thursday 2019

Same day as the last article, but this series is about the streets on Nantes, with some obligatory bike shots, some lovely knockers, shops, churches, and other buildings. This seems to represent part of my universe when I'm in Nantes. Or more the way I see this little area of Nantes. I usually park in … Continue reading In the streets of Nantes on Ascension Thursday 2019

The river Erdre in Nantes and some birds…

It was Ascension Thursday which is a public holiday in France, and as usual I headed out to Nantes with my camera. The Canon had been getting jealous of the Fuji so I acquiesced. Killian, my son, and favourite travelling companion (have a look at the photos from Edinburgh) came with me. We ate at … Continue reading The river Erdre in Nantes and some birds…

Photography in the streets of Nantes, May 2019

Now that you've had a bit of time to get used to me, I'm going to show you some of the usual photography I do, to keep my eye in. No fancy lenses. Just the Fujifilm X100F with it's 35mm equivalent lens. So basically I go into town with my small inconspicuous little camera that … Continue reading Photography in the streets of Nantes, May 2019

Parc Oriental de Maulévrier

I'd heard of this place since I moved to Vendée in 2001, but had never got around to visiting it. The occasion was a friend's birthday. My photography is my way of detaching myself from this world of commotion and taking a seat to just observe. The French talk about Zen, and "being zen" as … Continue reading Parc Oriental de Maulévrier