maandag 19 juli 2010

Just back from our vacation in France. I want to share some pictures of an interesting little castle we visited : "Le Logis de la Chabotterie".
It has beautiful furnished rooms. As if someone in the old days just left the room.It offers insight into life in the countryside in the years before the Revolution.
There is a lovely garden.....

... and I espescially loved this well with the iron frame on it.

I can imagine the lady's in the old days walking here in the shadow.
Besides all the beautiful things you can see there, they also give a lot of information about the War of the Vendee and the arrest of General Charette in 1796. He was the leader of the farmers wich rebel against the rules of the new leaders of the Revolution. It costed a lot of lives. Knowing a tiny bit more about it is good and interesting, but also made me feeling sad. It can happen that you are at a lovely, lovely place, but in the same time feel grieve over things happened in history.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

  2. How lovely, Leni! Looks like such a tranquil place! Glad you shared the photos!

  3. Oh Leni! How wonderful you got to go to France! I bet it was such a memorable vacation! Great to see your pictures and I need to catch up on all of your cards too!

  4. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Come visit

  5. Thanks for sharing these great photos of your trip to France, I appreciate your insights about the history of the area too!