Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge Week 41


Telephone kiosk library

We came across this old telephone box that had been converted to a library, in a little village in Berkshire.  The old telephone had been removed and the villagers had added shelves and books they had read. You may take a book to read, as long as you return it when you are done.

There are books in there in suit all ages and tastes, what a brilliant idea!

Posted for Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge

Views of the Dordogne


We had a lovely family holiday in the beautiful Dordogne area of France last week.The weather was glorious and the scenery breathtaking. A few photos to share with you…

Market day in Sarlat…SarlatSunflowers turning to the sun…SunflowersView of the river…
DordogneRed balloon over the Dordogne Balloon

 

Thoughts of Ronda


Ronda is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited.  Modern bullfighting was born here and a tour of the bullring, built in 1784, is a must.  Forget the sprawling new town of concrete and glass that has grown up around the old town, and head instead for the beautiful old town and the three bridges that span the famous El Tajo canyon.

Both Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway were fans too.  Although set in a fictional village, the execution of Nationalist sympathisers in Hemingway’s ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ was allegedly based on killings that took place in Ronda.  Orson Welles loved the place so much that his ashes are buried in a well, on land owned by his friend the retired bullfighter, Antonio Ordonez.

Ronda view 3

Ronda view 4 Ronda view

 

 

For more information Ronda

Background to ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and Hemingway

A man is not from where he is born, but where he chooses to die.’  Orson Welles