Yin & Yang close up in Monochrome Cee's Black&White Challenge

Up Close for Close-ups

Up close to…… …….a couple of cats, a horse, a harpsichord, two lutes, a street photographer and a detail of a model of an Archimedes Screw. (and if that’s not an eclectic mix of monochromes, I don’t know what is!) Please click on any image to view full-size or for a slideshow:     To see more close-ups from bloggers around the world click on … Continue reading Up Close for Close-ups

Lounge at Midland Hotel Morecambe

Empty Chairs: Part 1

Do come in and have a seat! There’s plenty  of room for you in Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week: “Any Kind of Seating” You can enjoy a sea view from your armchair in the lounge of this art deco-style hotel:   Or take a break from sightseeing in this cool courtyard in Barcelona:   You can slake your thirst with a cool beer … Continue reading Empty Chairs: Part 1

monocycles, monochrome, CB&W

MonoCycles with a Difference

Mono-Cycles…. ……..with more than one wheel! I’m well aware that these aren’t monocycles , but  “Bicycles in Monochrome” didn’t seem like an attention-grabbing headline. I’ve put together this gallery for Cee’s Black& White Challenge this week as it was an open topic. Please click on any image to see full size or for a slideshow:   Thank you for visiting MonoZone.Online. Continue reading MonoCycles with a Difference

SHAPES on the SHORELINE,monochrome Cleveleys, lights

Shapes on the ShoreLine.

Shapes on the ShoreLine: At the seaside in winter. Living near then coast in NW England provides many opportunities for a keen photographer. (And, believe me, you have to be keen to venture out in the biting winds that were blowing when some of these photos were taken.) In summer these are good places for street photography. In winter it’s the shapes that I like to … Continue reading Shapes on the ShoreLine.

LISBON: Seven Hills , monochrome, B&W,

LISBON: A City of Seven Hills.

Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, is built on seven hills. (I was surprised to learn that Rome isn’t the only European capital city  with this claim to fame.) Seven hills in a fairly compact city means steep streets. Lots of steep streets! There seemed to be three levels of “steepness”: Those with a manageable gradient had pavements; the next level up had steps, whilst the … Continue reading LISBON: A City of Seven Hills.