Thursday, July 25, 2019

old yeller

Another beauty from one of the public flower beds in Amboise.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Noah's vacation ark

I've not seen a boat like this around here before but it's been moored up across from the Ile d'Or for awhile now.  A perfect parking place right at the foot of the château.

Monday, July 15, 2019

14 juillet 2019

Another great celebration yesterday commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1799.  For this reason, Americans tend to call this Bastille Day but in France it's simply called quatorze juillet (14th of July).  It may appear that the rockets are emanating from the château but they were actually launched from the little island in the Loire in front (Ile d'Or).

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Crinkly by Alexander Calder

This Calder mobile-stabile has returned from its "road trip" where it was on display in the Netherlands.  On its return earlier this year it was installed in a space behind a new art center in central Amboise.  In the background you can see the château including its famous chapel on the left.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Criterium d'Amboise 2019

In this annual race, the cyclists make 40 loops around a 1.85 km course (about 46 miles) on the boulevard that parallels the Loire.  It was a perfect evening for it and the golden sunset on the château and the riders made it even better.