Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The castle walls

The banner photo (above) was taken from a distance, across some fields looking approximately northward toward the Château de Montpoupon. These next pictures offer a closer view, both of the exterior walls built in the medieval fortified style, and the interior renaissance facade on the courtyard side.

Built in the style of a medieval fortress (this is not the original medieval building).

The courtyard side of the main building, still inhabited today.

9 comments:

  1. Gosh almighty, Walt... have I ever told you how much I love your blog?

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    1. stephen, yes you have, and please don't stop. :)

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  2. We were there one day and the Comte lent out the first floor window on the front of the square tower to talk to us. I suspect it's his office.

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  3. I was thinking about the banner photo a few days ago, when I noticed you'd changed the banner. It's beautiful. I could see it used as a backdrop in a movie. Not quite sure why that popped into mind, but that is what it made me think of.

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  4. It sure beats the McMansions they're building a few blocks from me!
    m.

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  5. Those two photos reflect quite a change in times. The old fortifications are like our gated communities now.

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  6. I'm glad you're getting some good weather at last. May it continue!

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  7. Gorgeous! I've several look-alikes during le Tour de France.

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