Saturday, May 22, 2010

Monochrome Reflections - Château de Chenonceau

The magnificent Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Vally in France.  

A stately manor was built in the place as early as the 10th century and went through several incarnations.  The castle was built in its present form in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, then made even more attractive by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis, and saved from the rigours of the French Revolution by Mrs Dupin.  Take the time to read some interesting history in the Chateau's own website.   I was there in 2000 with a group from Tulsa Community College.

8 comments:

Sylvia K said... [Reply to comment]

A marvelous reflection/photo! And I love the information you provided, I'm headed for their website now. I lived in Europe for three years and these kinds of place were a constant source of pleasure! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Luckaa said... [Reply to comment]

Great picture, great chateau.

allhorsestuff said... [Reply to comment]

Nice B/W and also WR selection...love Europe's sights!That is treasure!
KK

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

They could build at that time, and it lasted. A pleasure to see - reflection and all,

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

C'est un des plus beaux châteaux de la Loire, chargé d'Histoire.
je le connais bien.
Bisous.

Halcyon said... [Reply to comment]

Nice shot! I've been there a few times. It's one of the nicest castles in the Loire Valley.

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

A building with wonderful lines.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Ah, French châteaux... we still have so many! I grew up a couple of block from one. Sounds posh, doesn't it?!