Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mosaic Monday: A French Theme

Last week, I took you to
the gardens of Monet's Giverny
and down the block to the Ancien Hotel Baudy.

This week, how about a pictorial exploration
of castles, French-style?


Top row: Azay Le Rideau, Villandry from the gardens
Center row: Chateau Chinon, Chenonceau (my personal favorite)
 spanning the River Cher, Chateau d'Amboise
Bottom row: Cheverny and Chateau de Chambord,
a French Renaissance masterpiece 
with a double-helix staircase, 440 rooms and
365 fireplaces. 


The splendor of these places, the history
of royalty and aristocracy embedded energetically
in those rooms -- mind boggling!


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26 comments:

Bobbi said...

Hi, Wow...love,love, love your mosaic! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Ooh la la! I loved France..your mosaic is great.

Dishesdone said...

Love the castles! Fabulous mosaic!

Snap said...

Castles make me think of fairy tales! Love this post and mosaic. Have a great week!

Mary said...

Oh yes, they are like fairy tale castles, aren't they? Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

So lovely!

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LDH said...

Oh, I like traveling with you and seeing the loveliest places! Beautiful mosaic, Meri!

Debbie said...

Love your French mosaic, so pretty! And yes it sad when a dear friend moves away, I just wish it was not so far away....Have a great week!

Mary Lou said...

Meri, I want to go to the castles!! Beautiful.
thanks for visiting me today and for your comment.

eileeninmd said...

Cool mosaic and photos, Love the castles and chateau!

Daniela said...

Wow, great mosaic. I just love castles, they have so much history, and ghosts apparently :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Very magestic buildings. Many of them have spectacular gardens. Did you see any of them? Valerie

Lenore said...

Your mosaic is great and very interesting....I'm really into history and genealogy.
I'm glad that I was able to help you with the mosaics that I make....I'm looking forward to seeing one of yours.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Wow ... I am assuming you took all of these Meri. Lovely composition.

32˙North said...

Hi Meri,

It's like a whole other world, isn't it? Splendid pictures, as usual!

Amanda

Atticmag said...

Those castles make me want to pack my bags and find one that rents out rooms. Jane F

Betsy said...

365 fireplaces? That's a different one for every day of the year! Oh my! I would never leave!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh I would love to see those. Probably won't get to. Get post for us to see some beautiful places that we won't get to.
QMM

Pondside said...

Fabulous! They're all the setting of fairy tales.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Meri,

I love, love the castles.

I'm visiting you for Mosaic Monday...I'd love for you to drop by my place when you have a chance.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Queenmothermamaw said...

What part of Kentucky are your relatives from? I forgot to ask you when I visited.
QMM

rebecca said...

dear meri,

you tie our hearts to each other in this common language of beauty.

thank you meri...this tying together of hearts is greatly needed.

xoxoxoxo,
rebecca

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - nice job.

Jeanne said...

Wow these are amazing. We just can't really comprehend in this country the age of these graceful beauties.

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