Thursday, November 4, 2010

FRANCE...Amboise...(12)























Amboise lies on the banks of the Loire River in central France. It is half way between Orléans and Tours. Today a small market town, it was once home of the French royal court. It played a great part in French history especially during the Renaissance era.
























































Château d'Amboise was built on a promontory overlooking the Loire River to control a strategic ford that was replaced in the Middle Ages by a bridge. The château began its life in the eleventh century, when the notorius Fulk Nerra, Count of Anjou rebuilt the stronghold in stone.












































































































































Myself having something cool to drink, it was very hot...look at the lady's hair to the left of me...





































The Tower Clock























































































Myself taking a break at the side-walk...





































Beautiful gardens...





















































Clos Lucé Mansion - the last house where Leonardo da Vinci lived by invitation of King Francis 1 of France before his death...






























































The gardens at Clos Lucé Mansion






















































My friend Ronelle and myself enjoyed shopping in the narrow streets of this beautiful town...

Image 3 by Wikipedia, Image 8 and 12 taken by my friend Ronelle, all other images taken by me

8 comments:

  1. As soon as I read that it was so hot...I felt hot! I guess I was really putting muself into these beautiful places...loved it all :D

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  2. What a dream vacation.You and Ronelle must have had a fabulous time. Love the photographs, the architecture, the narrow streets....all of it. And you look terrific!

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  3. These pictures are wonderful again !!!.....love your France trip post everey time i see it !! lovely weekend enjoy !!......love Ria....

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  4. In can only agree...the photos are so beautiful. It looks SO different now with our gentle autmn weather...reds and yellows and browns and oranges everywhere...where are you with your camera?
    bisous
    R

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  5. More lovely French beauty - I could never tire of seeing more! :)
    Wishing you a very wonderful weekend, Ingrid!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  6. All are gorgeous and remind me why I love living in this fabulous country :-)

    A tres bientot,

    Leeann x

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  7. Oh, cara Ingrid....This time the Tour is just heavenly.....: From the Chateau to the patisserie...to the gardens...through romantic little streets....and you even took us for a drink in a caffe....FABULOUS!!!!!

    ...It must have been so hot; ....but you look fresh like a rose...!!!!!!!!

    OUTSTANDING Photos, carissima...I couldn't tell which one is my favour one...SUBLIME...SUBLIME...!!!!!

    I wish you a sunny, happy weekend, cara Ingrid!!
    ciao ciao
    elvira

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