Friday, February 7, 2014

the front doors at Chenonceau


You might think that this is a door with it's door frame, but in fact this is just the bottom part of the left front door to the château Chenonceau.  The door was open and so it had a nice side light on it, but alas I couldn't get far enough back from it to get the entire door.  From the outside, I could get the right door in its entirety:


The detail in the hand carving of the wood is amazing.

16 comments:

  1. What's also really amazing is that this is the original front door! 500 years old.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow. In spite of all the exposure to tourists, the doors seem to be holding up well after five centuries. My front door should do so well.

      Delete
  2. I love the front door of Chenonceau and your photo is excellent.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beauiful and enduring. 500 years... wow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I think "wow" pretty much sums it up.

      Delete
  4. Not much here on this side of the Atlantic is that old! Amazing craftsmanship.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They do "old" really well here ! And craft-work, of course.

      Delete
  5. You have such beautiful things around you... As did Diane!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, I'm no Henri II ! But yes, I am lucky to live in Amboise.

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Yes, and still in such good condition after all these years.

      Delete
  7. The details are wonderful Stuart, but those faded colours are exquisite oui !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I love the way that the wood and stone ages so gracefully. I wish I could say the same for me.

      Delete