JWG (jwg) wrote,
JWG
jwg

Oct 4, 1972

from an old journal
Blois, Chambord, Chenonceau, Loches: Wed, 4 Oct: Sunny! Narrow streets of Blois and on to Chambord. Hunting, boars, furniture of antlers, pheasants, King's beds - short, uniforms, carriages, painting of Louis XIV, weapons, game, photos of hunting and animals, terraces with turrets near by. An age of wealth, waste, opulence et al.

Even the littlest towns have patisserie/boulangerie. A partially toothless lady was cooking lunch and came out to sell me a baguette.

ChenonceauChenonceau! On the Cher - partly a bridge. Well furnished with huge canopied beds (short), tapestries, painting, super fancy renaissance chests of drawers with ivory inlaid carved legs, etc. A portrait of Louis XIV came encased in a frame of elaborately carved eagles, lions, etc. Supposedly a 4 piece frame. Must learn more about Louis XIV (never did!).

Loches - a rather medieval looking place with a chateau. Our hotel was in an old building or several of them with a café, several courtyards, and stone steps going through an archway up to the places where the rooms are.

Super french-type dinner - service - madame and monsieur kept checking that everything was OK - coq au vin, lapin, truite, onion, leek tartes, fish in creme sauce.... Oh, misery during middle of night.
Subscribe

  • Wellcome Collection in London

    On the way to South Africa we had a day in London. One of the things we did while there was to visit the Wellcome Collection - a museum dedicated…

  • Revels - nostalgia

    Last night we went to The Christmas Revels in Sanders Theater in Cambridge. What a great show as usual. This one was 1930's American - usually a…

  • Djúpivogur - more museum contents

    And yet some more old stuff seen in Djúpivogur. I missed the icebergs... Click below for pictures

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment