This was the first time I'd been inside Chambord in a few years. I took a lot of photos. Here are five of them. More later, of course.
French Renaissance king François 1er, who had Chambord built
François 1er's symbol/mascot, the salamander, as an architectural feature
The king's bed in the royal apartments at Chambord
Lichens on an exterior wall at Chambord
François's folly, built in the 1500s — just in case you've forgotten how grand it is
Today: Chenonceau. Happy Bastille Day — Bon 14 juillet à tout le monde.