Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Up on the roof

The roof terrace at Chambord is a world unto itself. It's a labyrinth of passages around the chimneys and towers that crown the building. And the views of the park surrounding the castle are spectacular. To get to the roof, visitors climb the central stair, a double-helix (circular) stairway which is actually two staircases that wind around each other but never meet.

Could that be the Princesse de Clèves?

There were quite a few people up there when we climbed up, but the terrace is spacious enough that it didn't feel crowded. Except, maybe, on some of the narrower passages that wind around the round towers.


  1. Princess...NAAAH!
    It is Anne the Moribund.

    I thought she was looking at a buzzard...
    until I scrolled the screen...
    we've had a thrip crawl between the screen and the protective layer...
    and gorn and died!!

    Anyone know how to dismantle a Dell Inspiron laptop screen??

  2. "when this old world starts getting me down
    and people are just too much for me to face
    I climb way up to the top of the stairs
    and all my cares just drift right into space"

    1. Thank you Anne Marie...
      for the earworm!!
      I was happily able to ignore the tune...
      until I read the lyrics....
      now I'll have to go and listen to it!!
      Nice ;-)

  3. Would love to see a photo of the double-helix (circular) stairway.

  4. Carole King - James Taylor, great song.
    Like the way you link songs to your posts.

  5. Hey Guys,

    Haven't seen pictures of Callie lately. Miss the "Callie All the Time" picture roll.


  6. I feel a song coming on...
    Do you get these titles while you're framing the photo or afterwards when you are writing the blog. Just curious because they make it so interesting to open up your blog each day.

    Maybe I'll need to bring along a 15th Century-looking princess's hat to wear when I'm being photographed on a terrace like this one. It just seems a pointed hat with flowing tulle hanging from the top would be appropriate 8-}

  7. tim, I hate when that happens.

    anne marie, :)

    viginiac, see Wednesday's post!

    leon, hehehe.

    steve, maybe it's time to bring it back?

    mary, oh, afterwards for sure.

    starman, thanks.


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