Saturday, March 22, 2014

la pagode


Here's another view of the pagoda (at the no longer existent château de Chanteloup) that I managed to find on a recent bike ride.  This was taken from outside the park that now hosts the pagoda (in fact this is a farmer's field).  Here is the view from inside of the park.

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  1. The pagoda fits in the landscape. You seem to discover every day something new around Amboise.
    Your hint CSNY from yesterday haha I asked my dad and he knew immediately. As you noticed , I am too young , I was born in Namibia the day when Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island.
    Nice week end .
    Tess

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    1. Well in trying to see something new, I discover and learn a lot about this town and its surroundings. Those were turbulent times in that region of Africa. You must have some stories to tell. Et bon weekend à vous !

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  2. I still haven't got close enough to that Pagoda to take a photo.

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    1. It will cost you 10€ to get that honor from the inside. To get this photo, I rode up a tiny road, which turned into a path, to reach the "back side" (North side) of the grounds of Chanteloup. Free, but a bit more effort !

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  3. We don't have a photo of it either. The story behind it is a wonderful tale of romance and politics. There is some of the furniture from the chateau in the Musée des Beaux Arts in Tours. Must visit one day (and the namesake winery next door, which makes an excellent drop).

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    1. It's an amazing structure. I climbed up to the top (as I always do with such things) to get some pics of the country side. It's an impressive view but it's not for the faint of heart !

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  4. Nice what you can find from a bike!

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    1. Absolutely. Of course, it doesn't hurt that I don't own a car !

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  5. It looks sort of sad in monochrome!

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    1. It is definitely more of a winter treatment than a spring one. The problem was that I had to shoot into the sun and the result was that the sky was almost all white anyway and the greens were washed out and kinda sickly looking. So I opted for the more austere look of B&W. Definitely not cheerful !

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  6. I should imagine that view will be obscured from this spot Stuart when the tree is in bloom in a month or so. Looking good in B&W.

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  7. It's a beautiful structure... and for me, the black and white really works well.

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    1. I'll have to go back some day in the morning and try to capture it when the sun is not directly behind.

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