Chambord, pearl of the Loire

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looks like Disney to me

Today we are going to visit Chambord, a chateau near La Loire. The fastest way to it (not by toll road) is magnificent. Fields of wheat, sunflowers (a bit early but yet they are yellow) and beautiful buildings wait to be snap shot’, and they still do. (I could not stop on the way to Chambord, and thought of stopping on the way back, but I have never seen the pretty sights again. This was a learning moment!)

I stop for a snapshot of Blois, I take 2 pictures I want to merge with the program that came with the Coolpix, Panorama 4, that merges pictures miraculously.

Entering Chambord is entering another world, think of Disneyland (Paris).

on the way to the back
The castle is in the middle of nowhere, great and splendid, and a little village built to it, with a church and a town hall (Mairie).

We buy our tickets and have to get in through the back door. I merged a few pictures to have you take a look at how big the castle is.

Inside the castle is a lot of art and there is original furniture. Because the castle is linked with the royal family, all kind of intrigues have played here.

On the second floor most rooms are empty, and I must say this is kind of a relief. The contrast with the ground floor (that also looks a bit Disney -not bad but a little bit overdone, hé, what do you expect in a renaissance castle) is enormous, but in my heart this is more how I would want castles to look like: )

We look into all rooms, take the double stairway up and down, walk on the roof, and keep ourselves busy for 3 hours. Then it is time to go home, it is a day well spent.

Dinner is prepared on the skottel, Caroline took a surprise picture.

I cook with a Teflon® sheet inside the dish, to produce low fat food. I prefer cooking with oil. (and when I get fat? I burn better in Hell that way, though I hope not).

For sweet we have yoghurt. Would I ever have to choose between yoghurt and beer (both made for us by living organisms) I think I will prefer the yoghurt (unsweetened, sour, thick, white, the pure stuff; ) but it would be a close finish.

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looks like Disney to me
looks like Disney to me
on the way to the back
on the way to the back
trophy hall
trophy hall
inside the double spiral staircase…
inside the double spiral staircas…
nice window, in chapel of the vill…
nice window, in chapel of the vil…
City of Blois, comp of 2 pics
City of Blois, comp of 2 pics
Deliveries round the back
Deliveries round the back
pan view of the court
pan view of the court
pan view of the bed room
pan view of the bed room
the single staircase tower
the single staircase tower
Chambord
photo by: Vikram