Monday, May 26, 2014

le belvédère


This tiny little "house" was recently renovated by the town of Amboise to serve as a lookout over the town.  Again, I admit to not knowing the history of this little one room building but the results of the renovation are wonderful and it is indeed a great view over the town.

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  1. I wonder if the building began "life as a lookout. It certainly appears to be located in a great spot for seeing long distances.

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    1. Yes, I wonder the same thing. It certainly appears to have been built just for this purpose. It seems way too small to be a residence. My guess is that a nearby home had this built just for the view.

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  2. It does have the perfect aspect up there Stuart, does someone actually man the 'watch'?

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    1. It's all up to the tourists now !

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  3. You should shot a panoramic view from up there.

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    1. That is a good suggestion. Hold that thought.

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  4. It's got a great vantage point, for sure!

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    1. Yeah, I'll have to hike up there sometime to watch the sunset (since it faces West). But not this week. It's been raining every day.

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  5. I don't s'pose you could sneak up there to show us the view? Oh right, you've just said you would. We'll have to wait then, considering this week's weather forecast...

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    1. You must be from the same school of delayed gratification as I. That would be the school I dropped out of.

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  6. I'll volunteer to 'man' the watch!

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    1. I'll help you. I'll bring the wine.

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