Castle of Chambord, early morning

Castle of Chambord at sunrise; view over water

Castle of Chambord

A photo of Chambord, taken on a warm and beautiful morning back in august 2010.

The palace of Chambord is situated a few kilometers from Blois in Sologne, 177 kilometers south of Paris. An example of the early French Renaissance, the palace of Francis 1 is an essential stop on the circuit of the castles of the Loire valley.


Picture of the month: The chapel

Chapel of Etretat, Notre-Dame de la Garde, in dense fog

Notre-Dame de la Garde in dense fog

Etretat, Normandy in France on a cold and very foggy day in March 2014.

At the top of the cliff stands the stone silhouette of the chapel “Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde”, protector of fishermen. The present building replaces a brick and stone neo-Gothic chapel of the nineteenth century . The original was destroyed by the occupying forces during World War II.