Tuesday, October 31, 2017

three wheelin'

I discovered this vehicle parked near Place Debré.  It caught a lot of attention as you can imagine.  I have not seen anything like it so with a little help from Google, it looks to be based on an Italian motorcycle engine, manufactured by Moto Guzzi.  I don't know who made the chassis and body although the red oval insignia on the side also says Moto Guzzi.  But what a contrast to the 15th century church behind.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Indian summer

This year, October temperatures have generally been above average.  A good month for a picnic on the Ile d'Or.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

first sunset

Not the first sunset I have posted, but the first one I shot in Amboise... seven years ago on our first visit.  No wonder we bought a house here.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

nailed it

This closeup is an installation at Château Chaumont.  I imagine it will evolve as the nails begin to rust.

Friday, October 13, 2017

the search

One of dozens that I found hovering over the Loire.  I presume looking for lunch.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

les Revues Historiques - part 7

This will be the parting shot for this series of photos.  Time to get back to today.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

les Revues Historiques - part 5

The event grounds were organized by theme and this scene was taken in the World War I section.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

les Revues Historiques - part 4

I got so many interesting subjects during this event that I'm finding it difficult to stop posting them.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

les Revues Historiques part 3 - don't stop the press

The World War II military vehicles looked like new.  For all of them, their attention to detail is amazing.

Friday, October 6, 2017

les Revues Historiques part 2

Despite their determination to maintain the mien of their characters, I think they were actually having a great time.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

les Revues Historiques

Although this was my first viewing, this event is held every other year in Amboise.  Much like the Civil War re-enactments in the States, these folks show off their authentic looking, if not actual, uniforms, civilian dress, military equipment, domestic arts and crafts, and memorabilia.  There is quite a range of historical epochs recreated including the Middle Ages, the Empire, and World Wars I and II.  Participants and attendees alike had a wonderful time over the weekend.  Trust me, you'll be seeing more of this.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

the portal

Like a green gateway, these two trees along my recently discovered bike path seem to invite you to enter into a land of blue skies and white clouds.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

last call

I'm sure by now these guys have been harvested and crushed and are now peacefully fermenting.  Maybe we'll meet again.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

CDP Theme Day - "sensual"

The first of every month is Theme Day for the worldwide bloggers of City Daily Photo and today's theme is "sensual".  To see how the others interpreted this theme click here.