Thursday, July 12, 2012

Château de Sully-sur-Loire

Although this chateau did not have a garden like many of the chateaus I have already posted, its charm cannot be denied.


















































I have to admit to being a bit of a tower nut.
There is something about their circular shape that catches my imagination.


I love the long narrow windows and twisty twirling staircases.


My second favourite aspect of castles and chateaus would be the old wood doors, their elaborate metal knockers and rusty keyholes.



Now for the interior, which was beautifully preserved and maintained.
Everything about this chateau is immense.

Note the size of the door in relation to the size of the fireplace in the photo above.




This is the upmost floor where you get a chance to see the rib-cage of the chateau.  Imagine the size and number of trees it took to build this!

I've added a picture of my husband (he stands 6-feet tall) to show you the scale of the room.  He is also known as my Knight in Shining Armor :)


I couldn't resist this one souvenir:
A heart-purse made out of stiffened, dark-brown leather.


8 comments:

  1. Telle une véritable châtelaine vous nous faites découvrir avec délice grâce à vos merveilleuses photos ce beau château...
    Ce fut en ce qui me concerne un vrai régal...

    Gros bisous à vous.

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    1. I completely agree with you Martine, this chateau is a real treat :)

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  2. Rosemary, I love this chateau, the doors are wonderful and the wooden hall selling is very beautiful!

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    1. The size was unbelievable Nadezda!

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  3. Can you imagine living in something like this during that time period? I try to imagine what it would be like....the gray skies, coldish rooms.....everything is so open. What would it be like with everyone around? During dinner times, etc? I love that this place is right on the water. Beautiful structure. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. I think that is the main reason I love these old chateaus and castles, it's that goosebump, travelling back through time feeling :)

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  4. Wow, this Chateau is stunning! Wonderful photos of all the details; I especially like the rib cage. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. There's something to photograph at every turn, Tammy, truly awesome!

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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