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Second Day - Up, Up and ... oh NOOOOO!

We were so primed and prepared for this trip. We’d had 14 months to try to find and plan as many ‘bucket list’ events as possible.   635 more words

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Le Chateau

Amboise, France 2014

 

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"Achingly Beautiful" or Careful on Your Way Down to the Crypt

I have a strange inexplicable attraction to Gothic cathedrals.  When I see one of these 1,000 year old monoliths up close I feel an overpowering need to hug it, or at the very least pet it; this proves impossible given that these buildings usually take up the space of a city block and are not conducive to cuddling. 2,111 more words

Da Vinci's last garden.

Leonardo da Vinci was already in his sixties when he was prevailed upon by King Francis I to move to the French court at Amboise in the Loire valley. 503 more words

Sculpture, Art And Culture

Travelling in France, Day 2


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The day started early, leaving Caen in thick fog which soon cleared to brilliant sunshine and soaring temperatures. The Chateau of Amboise… 506 more words

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Da Vinci and Château Clos Lucé

Outside the royal town of Amboise on the Loire stands the Château de Clos Lucé. This was the final home of Leonardo da Vinci – possibly the most famous inventor of the Renaissance, and one of the greatest artists in human history. 928 more words

Diplomacy

La Porte 2

Chateau Amboise, France 2014

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