Wednesday, October 16, 2013

the gallery at Chenonceau


The gallery at Chenonceau is basically a long hallway that runs the length of the château across the river Cher.  I love the tiled floor and the windows that look out over the river in both directions.  During World War II, the river here was the dividing line between "free" France and occupied France.  There are stories that tell of people escaping to "free" France through the château.  It's hard to image now.

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  1. It's beautiful, and I can only imagine the views from the windows.

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    1. Here's one: http://amboisedailyphoto.blogspot.fr/2013/09/le-cher-chenonceau.html

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  2. I like the fact that this woderful hallway served as a make-shift hospital during the war.

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  3. beautiful photo...i LOVE that flooring!

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  4. I was most impressed when we visited - a lovely place, and you get to see it any time you want!

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    1. I never get tired of visiting Chenonceau !

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  5. The ceiling of this room was painted white early this year. This photo looks like it was taken at the end of 2012, with the wrapped pots and impressive hanging orchid balls. Am I right?

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    1. Yes, you are so right ! This was taken 10 October 2012. While I don't publish a photo on the day I take it, I do try to publish a photo close to the current date. I hope I haven't burst too many bubbles here ! Thanks for taking note.

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