Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's eve of 2017

We're back in Amboise and awaiting the new year.  In this shot you can see the château decked out in its holiday lights.  Have a joyful and safe New Year's eve !

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve 2016

I'm still in the States celebrating with family but here is a recent shot of the belfry over rue Nationale in Amboise.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

what in the world

Another parting shot as we are off to the States for Christmas, so there won't be a post every day but I'll do what I can.  For my parting shot, though, I am leaving you with a little mystery.  I dashed over to château Chenonceau to get photos of their holiday decorations but I snapped this shot out the window as the sun was setting from one of the galleries that span the river Cher.  The question is, what in the world are those floating triangles?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

showing their colors

The Chapelle Saint-Hubert completes this nice trio of blue, white, and red.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


No, not a scandal, but a fortunate projection of one of our neighbor's gate onto the wall of another neighbor's home.

Friday, December 2, 2016

wine delivery American style

This old Chevrolet delivery truck has been perfectly restored (or perfectly maintained for all I know).  While it no longer makes deliveries, it serves as a great advertisement for a local seller of whiskeys and wines.  Here it was on display on Place Debré during the festival celebrating the arrival of the first bottles of wine from the 2016 harvest (known as Touraine primeur).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - "transitions"

The first of every month is Theme Day for the worldwide bloggers of City Daily Photo.  You can see how the other bloggers interpreted the theme here.  For my post, I chose this old windmill that to me has a very Jules Verne style to it.  I understand there are a number of them in this area; here is another one I snapped earlier this year.  I was greatly surprised and pleased to recently find this one in my own "backyard" in Amboise.  It's located at the high school that teaches wine production.

Of course, these old style windmills marked a transition to a new type of energy source in their day.  I'm hoping their modern "offspring" will mark an energy transition for us as well.