12 June 2014

The Amboise stop

CHM and I took a drive yesterday afternoon — the weather was gorgeous for a change — over to Amboise, Pocé-sur-Cisse, Limeray, Cangey, Monteaux, Mesland, Onzain, Chaumont-sur-Loire, and Fougères-sur-Bièvre. The only place where we managed a Kodak moment was in Amboise.

This is not one of my photos, but it is the Château d'Amboise. It's an artist's rendering that appears on the label of a bottle of Touraine-Amboise red wine. We enjoyed the wine with our supper last night.

Just above is my camera's rendering of the same monument. Mine has a tourist bus in it, but the real artist's doesn't. I could try to take it out of the photo, but I don't have time this morning.

Finally, here's a wider view. We were on the island that sits in the middle of the Loire, admiring the town and château. So were 40 or 50 Japanese tourists. I enjoyed the brief photo stop.


  1. It is 35 degrees I. Provence. Here for a wedding. Is the Loire weather poor Ken?

    1. We've been having really nice hot weather for days now, with highs between 25 and 30ºC. 35ºC is way too hot for me.Hope you're enjoying it though.

  2. I can look at Amboise any way all day. The last photo is my favorite viewpoint. If you catch Amboise at sunset it will take your breath away.

  3. The island looks beautifully as well the town.


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