(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: le cortil Posted on February 29, 2012April 13, 2016 by Cindy at enclos*ure Look closely at the lower right corner: the huge Chateau d’Amboise has a ‘little yard’ — cortil in Old French — and a side door. A closer look. At the top. Another view of the chateau. The chapel. Also see here and here. Share this:PrintEmailLinkedInTwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Wonderful photos =]
Thanks! It really tickles me somehow that this mountain of a chateau has a tiny, carefully planted side garden. (I took these photos in May 2007, btw.)
nice work – you certainly are well traveled! I enjoyed the little border around it.
I’m glad this was posted on Wordless Wednesday because I’m speechless. Wonderful photos and gardens.
I am mining a group of old photos that I took on a wonderful trip to France several years ago.
I love those pollarded trees.
Oh, I know! Because the original plantings and a lot of the original architecture of the chateau has been destroyed in one revolution or another, the landscaping is very modern, but with nods to the past. There is also a lovely cemetery with the graves of the Algerian servants who followed their king to his exile/imprisonment at Amboise.
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