Chambord Châteaux de la Loire City Daily Photo theme day

CDP Theme Day – Black & White in Colour

53_chambord_roofsThe City Daily Photo theme today is black & white in colour. I immediately thought of the rooftops of Château de Chambord on a grey day. I think they must be one of the most stunning examples of architecture I’ve ever seen. François I was only 25 when he commissioned the château in 1519. Unfortunately, despite the 2000 workmen, it wasn’t completed in his lifetime and he only stayed there for 72 days out of his 32 years on the throne! He used it as a hunting lodge of course and it was not furnished – he used to travel around with everything he could possible need – including the kitchen sink. But his son, Henri II, and Louis XIV, who also loved hunting, turned it into the château we know today.
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Le thème ce mois-ci de City Daily Photo est “noir et blanc en couleur”. J’ai pensé tout de suite aux toits du château de Chambord une journée de grisaille. Je pense que ces toits doivent être l’un des exemples les plus remarquables d’architecture que j’ai jamais vus. François 1 n’avait que 25 ans lorsqu’il a fait construire le château à partir de 1519. Malheureusement, malgré la présence de 2000 ouvriers, le château n’a pas été terminé avant sa mort. Il y a séjourné seulement 72 jours au cours de ses 32 ans sur le trône. Il s’en servait comme pavillon de chasse bien sûr et il n’y avait pas de mobilier : il transportait tout ce dont il avait besoin lors de ses déplacements. Mais son fils, Henri II, ainsi que Louis XIV, qui aimaient également la chasse, lui ont donné l’aspect que nous connaissons aujourd’hui.
Pour d’autres exemples du thème, cliquer ici.

5 replies on “CDP Theme Day – Black & White in Colour”

What a great choice! I really hope I can make it to see this place in person. The photos I’ve seen are certainly inspiring and the detail you’ve show here makes it even more inspiring.

@Lauren – Yes, and the whole roof area is like that!
@William – It certainly is
@Sharon – The châteaux of the Loire are truly amazing. I do hope you are able to visit one day.
@Jack – Thank and I quite agree!

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