While it’s absolutely gorgeous, and was probably the original, formal entrance to Chateau d’Amboise, the Lion’s Gate entrance is closed to the public.  Set in roughly the center of the gardens of Chateau d’Amboise, today the gate is used as a service entrance for the gardens. Being intentionally ignorant of the access interdit sign (which […]

I shared my three favorite doorway shots.  Here are my three favorite window shots from the Chateau d’Amboise.  I’m continuing to learn how to take photos with the light in other places than over my shoulders.  How am I doing?  Any tips or tricks for me? Chateau d’Amboise Window Photo #1.  The view of the […]

I’m trying so hard to get through all of my favorite photos from France earlier this month before September turns into October and before I cross the Atlantic again.  I’m about halfway through my photos from Chateau d’Amboise and still have several more castles to go. Here are three of my favorite doorway pics from […]

Keeping a hundreds of year old castle looking her best is hard work, but these workers are doing their best and giving the old gal a little nip and tuck. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  The Exterior of Chateau d’Amboise Chateau d’Amboise:  St. Hubert Chapel

If you read and loved Dan Brown’s novels, as I did, seeing a fleur-de-lis might conger up memories of the Priory of Sion.  The official emblem of the Priory is partly based upon the fleur-de-lis, a symbol long associated with the French monarchy.   The fleur-de-lis is prevalent throughout every chateau in the Loire Valley.  The symbol […]