In the streets of Nantes on Ascension Thursday 2019

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 [...]

Photography in the streets of Nantes, May 2019

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 [...]

Abbaye de Maillezais Vendée

Abbaye de Maillezais Vendée

Originally from Yorkshire, we were brought up on the merits of Rievaulx and Fountains Abbeys. They were of course the most famous and beautiful of the abbeys destroyed by Henry VIII when the pope said no he couldn't have a divorce to be able to marry Anne Boleyn. Bit of an over-reaction in my opinion [...]

Modern architecture on the Île de Nantes

Modern architecture on the Île de Nantes

I remember when the words, "modern," and "architecture," when used together in the same sentence would conjure up images of post-war concrete brutalism. Think carparks from thw 1960's etc. Thankfully, this is no longer the case! Or at least I hope not. So nearly 60 years later, yes, that does give you a bit of [...]