Monday, July 29, 2013

We now return you...

...to your regularly scheduled castle. Still at Chambord, this is a closer view of some of the chimneys and other ornamentation as seen from the roof terrace. I wonder how many thousands of slate tiles are on those roofs.

Some of the detail on the castle's roof.

Now that the past few days of thunderstorms are over, the temperature has cooled down significantly and the humidity is gone. It's not cold, but it feels chilly. Not to worry, the forecast has us moving back up to hot during the week.

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  1. Walt... they need your roofer! In the nearest section I can see at least one missing and one slipped!!

    Keeping that roof in order must be a "Forth Bridge" job... the real challenge must be that spire... they need to keep cutting the slates smaller to overhang the gap below.

    Finally, I don't suppose the balloon slung you any samples?

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  2. It's good to see the detailed rooftop ornamentation up close.....gosh I feel as if I were there.

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  3. Incredible, Walt! No one ever gets to see photos like these, of Chambord!

    Tell me... is the "F R " that we see in this made in tile? And, does it actually spell out François Ier or something?

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    1. judy, it's FRF, repeated all over. It's done in slate (ardoise) and I think it might mean François, Roi Français, but I really don't know. Maybe one of my readers can tell us?

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    2. That's right, I think -- François, Roi de France. FRF.

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  4. It was cool in Boston last week also.

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  5. Well, I was thinking of the roofer's job on such a steep roof! I'll bet it wouldn't be easy to find a contractor to tackle a roofing job there! Maybe the pay would be worth it - but I'm thinking there would be lots of excuses why the contractor was delayed...

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  6. Grteat pictures of Chambord. I've been all over France but never to the Loire and Chateau country, unfortunately, which is why I appreciate your blog so much.

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