Tuesday, March 11, 2014

classic architecture


This house nearby to Amboise is a classic example of brick and tuffeau (limestone) seen throughout the area.  Alas it is not ours.

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  1. I prefer tuffeau only houses but it is quite grand!

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    1. It might be a tad bigger than mine. Ha !!!

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    2. Nice to know that you live in a reasonably sized manoir!

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  2. For me the "pigeonnier" please . I love the bull eye windows et the house is just gorgeous. May be you don't tell us but it's yours !!!
    And the place is just great ...trees and plants and blue sky.
    Tess

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    1. No, our house is more of the pigeonnier scale ! But the sky is just as nice at our house.

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  3. It looks abandoned. For sale perhaps?

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    1. There was no sign out front indicating it is for sale. I couldn't tell if it is abandoned, but clearly no one is at home... unless they like having all the shutters closed.

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  4. i was thinking it looked abandoned too...it's beautiful! you should definitely take the grandkids there...in june they are having a fun festival!

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    1. Probably won't make it to Roanoke in June, unfortunately. But I'll alert the family. At least maybe I'll get some photos. Otherwise, it's up to you !

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  5. Gosh its a beauty Stuart, the pink and grey look fab. I don't think it looks abandoned, just elegantly shabby chic oui :)

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    1. If you want shabby chic, you'll have to visit chez nous.

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    2. Well, to borrow from Bob Barker, come on down !

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  6. It is beautiful.... could use a bit of attention here and there, but a grand place.

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    1. That may be all our house has in common with this place... it also needs some attention !

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    1. Yeah, I'd love to see the inside.

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  8. Just as well it isn't yours - look at all those windows to clean!

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    1. Maybe that's why they keep the shutters closed !

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  9. Fantastic! Laura Ashley could have been there:)

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    1. It does look like her kind of place !

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  10. Puts me in mind of a certain fairy tale about cinders and glass slippers....Ella's childhood home perhaps? eps

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