Whimsical and Fun Sculptures from France

….thanks to Sami for hosting Saturday Sculptures and Marsha for hosting Photographing Public Art https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/05/20/ppac-47/

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In front of the McDonald’s In Tours, France
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Fritz the Elephant at the Beaux de Arts in Tours
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In the town square in Amboise
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In the courtyard, next to the Royal Chateau Bois

I’m a Fan of…….Art

….thanks to Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/16/susan-fan-of-156/

The hardest part of this challenge will be choosing which pieces of art to display here. I’ll choose art from our trip and try to limit it to one painting from each gallery we visited.

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo at the Louvre, Paris
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Sculpture at the Beaux de Arts, in Tours, France
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Collage the Contemporary Art Gallery in Tours, France
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Bise Lazzari at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London
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Victor Pasmore at the Barbican Art Gallery, London
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Matisse at the Tate Modern in London

Sunday Trees – May 15, 2022

….unusual trees that I saw in Amboise but very common throughout Europe

This is a form of pruning deciduous trees called Pollarding. It prevents the trees from becoming too large and gangly. It is considered a severe form of pruning and does not work on all trees.

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Monday Window – More Windows from France

….thanks to Ludwig for hosting Monday Window https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/44130619/posts/4001496234

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Windows in Paris
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More Windows in Paris
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City Hall in Tours
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Windows at the back of the cathedral in Tours
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Looking out a window at the Musée de Beaux Arts in Tours
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Musée de Beaux Arts from the outside
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View of the windows from above at Chateau Royal in Amboise
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A house built in the side of a cliff in Amboise
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Side view of the Chateau Royal in Bois
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View from inside looking out at the Chateau Royal Bois
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View of Bois from the lookout at the Chateau Royal
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Windows outside the Modern Art Museum in Tours
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Thursday Trios – Random Trios From Our Vacation

….scrolling through my photos I discovered there were a few trios that I had forgotten about

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A happy trio from the top of the Royal Amboise Chateau
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A trio of actors at the Royal Amboise Chateau
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A trio of rocks from the Stonehenge Exhibition at the British Museum
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A trio of soldiers on the War Memorial near St. Paul’s Cathedral

If you have any trios you’d like to share just copy my link from this post and paste it into your post. I’ll get a ping back and I’ll be sure to leave a comment. Have fun.

Water, Water Everywhere….The Loire River, France

….thanks Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere….https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/09/canal-reflections-water-water-everywhere-125/

The longest river in France is the Loire. It is 634 miles (1,020 kilometers) long. The Loire Valley is a popular tourist area known for its châteaus (French for “castles”). The scenic valley is sometimes called the Garden of France.

The Loire River begins about 4,500 feet (1,370 meters) above sea level in the Cévennes mountain range of southern France. It is fed by melting snow from mountain peaks. The Loire flows north through central France before swinging in a great curve past the city of Orléans and turning westward. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Nantes.” Sourced from kids.britannica.com

We saw the Loire in Tours and then again on our castle visits in Amboise and Blois.

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In Tours, France

On our visit to the Royal Chateau Amboise, we saw the river from the top of the castle, overlooking the Loire Valley.

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View from the top of the castle

On our last castle tour in Blois we saw the Loire River again from the lookout on the castle grounds and then again at street level.

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