Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Castle construction

The Château de Chenonceau is undergoing the final stages of a multi-year restoration project. Parts of the building have been covered in scaffolding while repairs are made to the exterior stonework. From what I've read, the work is almost done and the scaffolding should be down soon.

Les échaffaudages dans l'eau (scaffolding in the water).

Since the castle is built over a river, I'll bet that the placement of scaffolding is pretty tricky. But these folks must know what they're doing. I was intrigued by this bunch of scaffolding set directly in the water.


  1. It makes a nice abstract.

  2. I'm always amazed at what man can build, especially under or around water. I don't have the smarts or the bal(nerve) to attempt such things.

  3. Great photo, Walt.

    Off topic but, would a tennis ball picker upper be useful in picking up the apples? If so, they would probably have to be picked up while they're still firm.

  4. That water looks c o l d - brrrrrr.

    Lots of movement in this photo!

    Mary in Oregon

  5. tim, doesn't it?

    mark, I'm a bit clumsy, so I'm not a candidate for working around this stuff.

    bettyann, thanks! One of those tennis ball things would work for one or two apples, but picking up several hundred, one at a time, might get a bit old...

    mary, I'm sure it is, or was. It was early September. I've never actually tested the water, but people do swim in it in the summer!


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