Monday, January 21, 2013

Dreaming of France -- Chambord in Loire Valley

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
In May 1991, Earl and I visited France together for the first time. We visited friends and toured some castles in the Loire Valley. Here are the photos from Chambord.
From the lower level, Isabelle and I looked up at the chateau.
Here's Earl and Agnes on the famous spiral staircase.
Here's a closer shot of some of the details.
And even more elaborate details.
Before finally, the shot of the entire castle. Look at the sky. What a day.
I hope you'll play along. Leave your link and a comment. 


Jackie McGuinness said...

Gorgeous shots!!

Esme said...

lovely photos, I think it may be 1991 the last time I was there.

Sim Carter said...

That architecture just makes me melt!
For my part, I found a French novel/ upcoming movie adaptation you might like!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you for pinging me, I hope you enjoy the post on the latest craze in Paris: Le camion qui fume (hamburger food truck) :-)

Louise said...

Gorgeous shots of a wonderful place. We were lucky and visited there in 1998.

Dianne said...

Ah! I must go back to La Belle France .... I've not been to La Loire and it's so beautiful with its châteaux and stunning architecture.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful captures.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is "beyond" enormous, and the staircase is unbelievable. I would have loved to have seen it centuries ago although I do not think that it was "home" to anyone for very long. Can you imagine how COLD it would have been?

I visited it in June 2010 and was stunned. How easy would it be to get lost in there!


JoeinVegas said...

We spent a few days in the Loire visiting the big places, I loved it.

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