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On our recent trip to France, we saw a lot of – well – OLD buildings! Pictured above is Chateau d’Angers, home of the famous Apocalypse Tapestries. You can read about the Chateau here.
Most of the days were overcast, but we did have a sunny day to see Chateau d’Usse, pictured above. This chateau is said to have inspired the Sleeping Beauty fable. Read more about it here.
This is Chenonceau, one of the most famous Loire Valley chateaux. Read about it here. Another view of the chateau appears below. Kings, mistresses, queens, lots a drama at this place.
We also went to Chartres Cathedral, pictured below. The most memorable story about Chartres for me is about World War II. As the Allies were advancing through France, they believed many Germans were holed up at the cathedral and were ready to shoot at them from the towers. There was an order to destroy the cathedral, but a Colonel Griffith ignored the order, went behind enemy lines and found out that, in fact, there were no Germans there. The cathedral was spared. Way to go, Colonel Griffith! You can read about Chartres Cathedral.
Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
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