Monday, November 17, 2014

She swam the moat

No need to swim the moat at Azay-le-Rideau; there's a nice bridge, and it's not a drawbridge. The original medieval castle that stood on this site has been completely replaced (over several centuries) by the current renaissance residence. The castle is built on an island in the Indre river which is carefully managed to slow its flow, creating a calm mirror-like effect around the building.

Looking back toward town and the entrance to the castle grounds.

Because of the restoration work in the park that surrounds the castle, we were not able to see the classic view from behind where it looks as if the castle is floating on the water. Still, I was able to get a few water shots. Stay tuned.

6 comments:

  1. I'm tuned, ready, and rested.

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  2. Hi Walt, I tried to comment yesterday, but it disappeared into the ether…. But, as Stuart suggested yesterday, a return visit is in the future..to see the rest of the jardins! Any excuse is good enough for me!

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  3. You and Ken amaze me with your blogging stick-to-itivity. I have been surfing around and few bloggers I used to follow are still keeping things up. Then again, I disappeared for 3 or 4 years. But I think I'm back now.

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  4. wow, what a nice road..which leads to..

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  5. carolyn, okey dokey.

    christine, looking forward to it!

    betty, it's become a habit now, and a way to use the photos we take.

    gosia, ...the castle! Or the town, depending on which way you go.

    michael, indeed. Live long, and prosper.

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