Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chateau de Fontainbleau....



  

**just a quick post today...ill health has kept me from doing what I love**

Last year we spent a day at Fontainbleau....and of course we explored Chateau de Fontainbleau. Fontainbleau is a short train trip (less than an hour if memory serves me correctly) from Paris, departing from Gare de Lyon.
We arrived to a very chilly (frosty) morning in Fontainbleau, but with blue skies....so exploring was invigorating. We have been here once before (by chance) and we always promised ourselves that one day we would return. We did the long walk from the train station (there is a bus) but we preferred the walk through the park....Chateau de Fontainbleau is set in 130 acres of parklands and gardens....simply beautiful!!!
If you get to Paris (and have a day spare) treat yourself to a day here....it is well worth it!!!
We even discovered a delightful Italian restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner (& warm ourselves) before setting out for home.                                                                                                                   **I loved the ghosty figures on the lawn...made entirely from chicken wire**

14 comments:

Susan said...

Ah, more of your beautiful photos, thank you. Hope your health improves.

Daydreamer said...

Oh how Beautiful!!!! I am glad you mentioned the "ghosts"... I would not have been able to figure them out otherwise! I never made it to Fontainbleau, but your pictures make me want to add it to my "someday" list!
I hope you feel better soon! Being sick is no fun... and especially if you can't even work on minis!
And I can't wait to see more of your beautiful building!

Catherine said...

I love the photos! The ghosts are really fun. Even better if painted with glow in the dark paint. haha

Linda Carswell said...

It's funny you should say that Catherine, as there was electrical cabling on the ground....so perhaps they were illuminated in some way of a night?

12Create said...

I was fascinated by the ghostly shapes in the photo so I am glad you mentioned what they were. They came out fabulously in your photo. Thank you for sharing more lovely photos.

contar said...

espero que su salud mejore pronto, estas grandes mansiones y palacio son un verdadero regalo para la vista y usted las fotografía de maravilla
un abrazo

Steinworks said...

oh those photos just gave me chills! that is the one place in this world that I would truely love to visit! thank you so much for posting your photos of it!

Hugs
Marisa

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Espero que te recuperes. Preciosas imágenes y bonitos recuerdos tuyos y mios

miraclechicken said...

Wow this post blew me away! Beautiful photos and story, and yes the figures on he lawn are perfect! What a great touch---

Simon said...

Beautiful, Linda. I went there when I was a child on a school trip. Of course, as a kid it didn't really resonate at the time, however you have just re-awoken an interest. I'm off to trawl through YouTube etc...
Thanks x

Hope your feeling better soon...

Linda Carswell said...

Wow Simon....wish I went to your school!!!

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Linda! How wonderful that you have been able to explore yet another beautiful part of France! Your photos and text are always far better than any travel guide because you present it all with such love and admiration and detail. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip.

elizabeth

miniacollection said...

I hope you are feeling better now. Ihave been many times to Fontainebleau with my parents. Before we used to go to the castle we stopped in the forest to have a picnic.
Geneviève

miniacollection said...

I hope you are feeling better now. Ihave been many times to Fontainebleau with my parents. Before we used to go to the castle we stopped in the forest to have a picnic.
Geneviève