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For the aesthetics of the site that Clara and I landed upon (with help from Juan) it is helpful to have a lot of banner images. Clearly what the subsites do is their own business (!) but I love it if they use their own images of their own country (or other countries using the same language). However, for the main site I didn’t want to use images from image libraries but to use, where I possibly could, my own ‘photos. As yet, I haven’t really started remembering to take images that might be useful for particular pages so most of mine are architectural or of nature, particularly from the French Alps. Anyway, I thought it would be useful to create a repository of them here in case others want to use them. They’re all made available under the Creative Commons: CC BY-SA licence. Please go and at least scan read that and obey it if you decide to use any of these images. All it constrains you to do is to use the same licence and to make a link back here so people know where the image originates. You can use the alt text in the HTML link to the image if you are copying the image, actually just link to load it from here will satisfy that but it’s lovely if there’s a more human readable acknowledgement/link so please use one if you feel it doesn’t blow the aesthetics of what you are doing.
I realise I am talking about web reuse but of course the CC licence covers reuse in any form: in books, papers, anything. Feel free!
The images aren’t really ordered particularly sensibly so they jump around the world and they also jump in size. You can click on any of them to see the full sized image (as I say, that varies in size) and when the full sized image is open you should see the usual little x to close it and to the right and left edge of the image you should see arrows to go to the next or previous image. Do contact me if you want to know more about an image or want to tell me you are reusing it.
Created 1/10/22, updated 9/10/22; author CE & header image (Alps, France) CE; licence for text and image: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).