31 January 2010

Saint-Aignan panoramas

This is a panoramic view of Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher taken in 2004 from the island across from town (looking south). Click on the picture to see it full-size.

Here's another panorama showing the view from the south (looking north) in 2006. You can see the ruins of the medieval fortress, the Renaissance château, and the towers of the church. Again, click on the picture to see it full-size.

I notice that the Blogger software (or maybe Picasa) resized the pictures to make them smaller. Both came in at 1600 pixels wide, and both the originals were wider than that.

By the way, here's what the scene out the back window of the house was for a few hours yesterday afternoon.

You can see how green it is, and the snow was not sticking. It was very cold this morning, however: -5ºC (+23ºF). The sun is now shining brightly.


  1. morning, left to right or is it right to left? ;-)

  2. Hello frits, I took that indication out because it wasn't clear which picture I was talking about. Readers will figure out what is what, I hope.

  3. There's just something about having a river there that really adds an extra beauty to a town. I love that photo.

    Again, your yard is so attractive! I really like the green vs. snowflakes aspect of this photo, too :))


  4. I don't remember it snowing so often in France, am I wrong?

  5. I think there have been more snowy days this year than since we moved here in 2003. And it isn't even February yet.

  6. According to our Belgian Mr. Météo we had 15 'snowdays' in January instead of the usual 5. Judging by your posts, I think you had well over 10 as well! And that's very unusual for the Loire Valley, generally known for its mild climate.


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