Monday, October 31, 2016

now that's a costume

This fellow was strolling around the grounds of Clos Lucé when I snapped this shot.  He was quite shy and just didn't seem to want to pose for me.  Maybe he'll open up, so to speak, for Halloween.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

the château and the gold

The shot was taken in the (currently golden) vineyards of the local high school for future wine makers.  Yes, you heard me correctly.  This particular school literally sits on high above the Loire river valley and has this commanding view of the château in the distance.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

déja vu

No, this is not one of my trip photos from Japan (although I have lots of them).  Amazingly and coincidentally, on the day we returned to Amboise, there was a tea ceremony conducted in the mansion at Clos Lucé.  The visiting Japanese ceramicist agreed to introduce the concept to visitors as part of the regular tour.  She was just as astonished to hear I had just visited her home country as I was to see her here in Amboise.  The old cliché, it's a small world, couldn't be more applicable.

And due to all our travelling, home renovations, and various other projects, today, I am also announcing a bit of a change to ADP.  For the foreseeable future it will be more aptly known AADP, the 2nd "A" being "Almost" as I will not necessarily publish a photo every day.  With all of my "distractions", I find I cannot really produce enough shots of sufficient quality to continue on a daily basis.  However, I will post them as I think they are worth your time to view.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Theme Day - "abandoned"

The first of every month is Theme Day for the worldwide bloggers of City Daily Photo.  October's theme is "abandoned".  You can click here to see how the other bloggers interpreted the theme.  For ADP, I chose this abandoned office building of the enterprise Mabille.  Presses used in wine making as well other agricultural equipment were manufactured here under that name from 1835 to 1965.

Regular viewers of this blog may be interested to know that parts of this building were mysteriously posted recently here and here.  As a reminder, I will be away on travel for awhile but I'll be back.