Going Medieval

Medieval castle of Chaumont sur Loire, France. Black and white.

Medieval castle of Chaumont sur Loire, France. Black and white.

About the castle

The Château de Chaumont is a castle in Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France. The castle was founded in the 10th century by Odo I, Count of Blois. After Pierre d’Amboise rebelled against Louis XI, the king ordered the castle’s destruction. Later in the 15th century Château de Chaumont was rebuilt by Charles I d’Amboise. Protected as a monument historique since 1840, the château was given into state ownership in 1938 and is now open to the public. (From Wikipedia)

Welcome to the machine

An entrance to the "Cité des Sciences" in Paris, France

An entrance to the “Cité des Sciences” in Paris, France

"Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
 Where have you been?
 It's alright we know where you've been."
 Pink Floyd

Well, this photo was obviously heavily inspired by the song “Welcome to the machine” by Pink Floyd. We were waiting outside the “Cité des Sciences” in Paris when I saw this scene: people entering and coming out of the building. The machine-like architecture and the people going in and out immediately made me think of the aforementioned song and I had to take a picture. It took about ten attempts or thirty minutes before I got it right; I wanted someone walking alone, with a light colored shirt. It took a little effort, but I’m very pleased with the result…

The building is “La Cité des Sciences” in Paris France. A very interesting place, really worth a visit if you’re interested in anything related to science.