One thing I consistently loved about the chateaux I visited was the black and white flooring like in the Gallery at the Chateau de Chenonceau and this hallway at Versailles.  And so the formal dining room at the Chateau de Villandry did not disappoint!  The windows on the right side of the room offer a lovely […]

I’ve shared photos from my visits to Chateau d’Amboise, Chateau du Clos Luce, and Chateau du Chenonceau in the Loire Valley so far.  Today I move on to Chateau de Villandry.  In addition to the magnificent gardens, what I loved most about Chateau de Villandry was that a modern, “real” family lived here.  Well, as “real” a […]

Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe.  Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site.  This is a view of the King’s Gate, which faces the city of Copenhagen. […]

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As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]