Sunday, November 23, 2008

Photo Du Jour : Reflections

I took this photo on the grounds of the former château in Richelieu, a town on the edges of the Touraine created by and named for the infamous cardinal.

A September day in central France.

Richelieu is a seventeenth century town built on a rectilinear plan. The château, which stood just outside the the town's moat, was demolished after the French Revolution, but the large park remains and is open to the public.


  1. IIRC, Richelieu has a rather impressive website and the Cardinal his own blog (or was it you who put me on to it?)

  2. Before I downloaded the picture I thought it was a Centaur on the pedestal. Maybe I should go see my eye doctor!

  3. Danielle and I visited Richelieu during our Loire Valley trip in May. A very nice little town. I was surprised at the "boxed" seating in the church rather than the typical rows of individual chairs. It reminded me of old New England and Virginia churches in the US.



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