Friday, January 8, 2016

social climber

This unusually situated house seems to be climbing the cliff behind it. The château of Amboise sits nearby on the plateau above. This geologic situation is what made the area on high so desirable, dating back to Roman times, as it was so defensible.  Now it's there to provide photographers a great view of the town, the Loire, and the surrounding area.


  1. neat the way they built it right up the rock wall!

  2. I love the way the houses in Amboise are tucked away in the hill. That roof on the right issomething. The roofer obviously had problems getting things straight!

    1. I'm wondering if it was originally built right next to a house (or something) taller but now gone.

  3. I can imagine that posing quite a challenge to build.