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Near the Top of Sancerre

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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This view from the highest street in Sancerre offers a glimpse of the mysterious private mansion at the very top of the town, and -- through the trees -- of the 14th century tower on its grounds. 

Le Parc est Fermé

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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At the very top of Sancerre is a park containing a 14th century castle tower and a tall, mysterious mansion, circa 1874, that can just be glim<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/le-parc-est-ferm-france">...(more)</a>

Nouvelle Place, Sancerre

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Not sure just how new this central square of Sancerre may be.  The masonry in the middle certainly has a modern air; but some of the buildings facing it date to the 14th century. 

Roof Renewal

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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I love roofers and roofing, so I could not pass this job on a fine old house in Sancerre without taking a picture.  The map location I have marked may not be exactly right, but it is in the neighborhood. 

Sancerre Wine Shop

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The business of Sancerre is wine.  There are serious tasting/sales rooms operated by vintners or associations of vineyards, and lots of small shops like this one that sell a variety of local wines and wine paraphernalia.

Vineyard at Sancerre

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The hilltop town of Sancerre looks over several square miles of vineyards on the slopes of the neighboring hills, in this easternmost wine district of the Loire valley.  The crop in this one is probably cabernet franc.

Vineyard at Chavignol

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Liliane getting her first up-close look at French viticulture at a sauvignon blanc vineyard at Chavignol in the Sancerre district.  The grapes are<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/chavignol-vineyards">...(more)</a>

Back Door of Concord Schoolhouse

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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A well preseved 18th centrury school house, next to a historic cemetery in Germantown.  Read the Wikipedia article.

Rear Yard at Grumblethorpe

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Read about Grumblethorpe here.  I will just add that they sell good vegetable grown by local school kids.

Johnson House

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Johnson House in Germantown was occupied by the same Quaker family for nearly 200 years.  Before the US Civil War it was a stop on the Underground Railroad that conducted many slaves to freedom.

Beech Down

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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My neighbor's second big old beech tree finally succombed to the blight and had to be cut down.

Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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The footbridge at the North side of the castle, from Rue Premion, crosses an especially interesting partof the moat. 

In the Moat

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Le Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, in downtown Nantes, is one of the best preserved late medieval fortresses in the Loire valley. And has an irrestible lawn beside the moat.

Gare SNCF Nantes

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The main railway station at Nantes features a ramp with a rather interesting roof/ceiling, by which one descends to the walkways under the platforms.

A View of Fontevraud

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The sun stayed in until early evening, but then the view of the ancient Abbey of Fontevraud was quite nice.  The ornate roof of the kitche<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/a-view-of-fontevraud-france">...(more)</a>

Fashion Shoot

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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My only encounter with Paris Fashion Week was this little shoot taking place on the Pont Louis Philippe -- one model, one stylist, one photographe<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/fashion-shoot-paris">...(more)</a>

Bridge of Hardware Vows

Published 9 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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For the past few years it has been increasingly the fashion for couples to publicize their infatuation by attaching an inscribed padlock to t<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/bridge-of-padlocks-paris">...(more)</a>

Harpist at Sacré Coeur

Published 10 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The harpist on the steps to Sacré Coeur was playing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, and very well too.  Somehow my attempt to catch it on<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/harpist-at-sacr-coeur-paris">...(more)</a>

In Front of Sacré Coeur

Published 10 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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When you get to the top of the steps up to Sacré Coeur, you get several breathtaking sights -- if you have any breath left.

Toits de la Sorbonne

Published 10 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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La Sorbonne, heart of the University of Paris, has some amazingly fanciful rooftops, dominated by the big dome of the Panthéon.  This is th<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/toits-de-la-sorbonne-paris">...(more)</a>