Saturday, March 18, 2006

Amboise

Not the typical postcard views of the Château d'Amboise. Above, imposing gargoyles lean out from the castle's free-standing chapel high above the street in the town below, as if they are watching to be sure no one gets out of line.

Today, we walked from the river (la Loire) up to the Clos Lucé, which was the final home of Leonardo da Vinci before he died. Below, the chapel seen from da Vinci's home, and part of the castle itself.
It was a nice sunny day, although the temperatures were only in the mid 40s F.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Walt,
    Do you think winter will ever end? We're about in the same state here, clear and very cold (but warmer--in the 50's). C.W.Nevius has it right: "Regarding delivery of your order of spring: Spring is on back order. Yes, we know that you made your request some time ago, and that most years at this time you have already received delivery, but there have been some unavoidable delays. It is a shame too because this is one of those years when everyone could really go for some spring."

    No kidding.
    Chris

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  2. Hi Walt,
    Do you think winter will ever end? We're about in the same state here, clear and very cold (but warmer--in the 50's). C.W.Nevius has it right: "Regarding delivery of your order of spring: Spring is on back order. Yes, we know that you made your request some time ago, and that most years at this time you have already received delivery, but there have been some unavoidable delays. It is a shame too because this is one of those years when everyone could really go for some spring."

    No kidding.
    Chris

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  3. Wow! It must be wonderful over there.

    Sorry about your dog.

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