Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pictures from my trip to France

Some amazing wisteria

A lovely little chateau nearby - La Chatoniere

Such narrow, deep streets! The medieval town of Chinon. From between the buildings you can look up a steep cliff to the fort. I considered this research for writing a fantasy...at some point.

The fortress at the top of the hill at Chinon has beautiful grounds. The bare branches of the tree against the stone was especially striking.

The Latin Quarter in Paris has some peculiar architecture. I wonder what the rooms look like in that little green house? I loved looking at all the buildings.

Limestone steps that are a couple hundred years old. I loved all the textures and colors of the stone.

The formal gardens at Villandry were phenomenal. We walked all over. They have miles of gardens, all different kinds. This one made me think of Alice in Wonderland and chessboards.

It was a fabulous trip but I think it will take me a long time to absorb everything I saw and learned there.







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