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Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Daybreak at Amboise

“…For this week’s challenge, get up early and explore the morning light.”

-Brie Anne Demkiw

The early bird is a great motivator for… 143 more words


Name that tune

Detail from a piano in the Music Room of Chateau d’Amboise (where you can also find the empty chair).

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Da Vinci in Retirement

Last year I visited the town of Vinci in Tuscany, where the famous artist and inventor was born. Now, I am in Amboise on the river Loire, and it is here where Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last three years of his life in Clos Luc, at the invitation of Francois I. 321 more words

European Nomad

Leonardo da Vinci: OCD?

Time was when French kings adopted Italian artists like puppies. François I adopted Leonardo da Vinci because François wanted Italy and kept failing to win it, but its bling was nonetheless irresistible. 333 more words


Château du Clos Lucé

This museum is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian mastermind whose ideas have contributed greatly to the world as we know it today. He is considered to have spent the last few years of his life in this stately mansion, working on his ideas free from the prying eyes of the Church in Rome who didn’t like the fact that he did dissections on corpses to learn more about human anatomy. 242 more words


Le Château d'Amboise

Less than an hour’s drive from Tours, the Château d’Amboise is magnificent. The day trip was part of the Cultural Program that’s available for exchange students. 124 more words