Monday, November 08, 2010

Corbels at Chenonceau

In this image you can see three distinct corbelled elements on the Chenonceau castle. Corbels project from a wall to support architectural features like turrets and balconies or just a larger floor area on levels above a building's footprint.

Three good examples of corbels used in the castle's construction.

Corbels can also project into a building to form stone roofs. They can be as simple brackets or highly elaborate and carved. I thought these three distinctly different corbel styles on the same wall made for an interesting photo.


  1. I agree that the different corbel styles are interesting- I never noticed the styling before.

    It's almost freezing here, but not quite. The leaves are a paler shade of green with some yellows and reds.

  2. Hi Evelyn:
    Completely off topic. Sorry

    Did you know you can find that French SAF yeast at King Arthur Flour. Just got their catalog. Saf Red Instant Yeast is $5.95 [+H&S] for one pound! It's a bargain over store bought Fleischmann, for price as well as quality. And it works perfectly.

    Word verification is combloy. Have never heard of chateau de Combloy. Have you?

  3. evelyn, we've warmed up a bit, but I'm sure it won't last.

    chm, nope. The c. de Combloy must be in the Dordogne... lol


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