Here are some photos from a 5 kilometer walk around Chambon Wednesday 17 November.
|It looks like this house had a hole in the gable wall, so the owners simply fitted a window in the gap, without repairing the masonry around it.|
|Old people sitting on a bench in the forest (Fabrice, Monique and Pierre).|
|Lakeshore Bulrush Schoenoplectus lacustris (Fr. Jonc-des-chaisiers) on the edge of an étang (dam). This is the true bulrush, used for rush matting in the Middle Ages and for chair seats up until the 19th century.|
|Walkers make way for cyclists coming down the forest trail along the dam wall.|
|This part of the forest is planted with American oak.|
|Honey fungus Armillaria mellea (Fr. Armillaire couleur de miel).|
|Chateau de Chambon.|
|The Chateau de Rouvray through the fog.|
Interesting south facing window... Bet they tried to get planning for a window and couldn't so that is a solution... Or something similar!!! Nice walk I am sure we did a some point pictures look familiar...
Colin and Elizabeth: yes I think it's likely you've done this walk.
Lovely pictures. The “canal” looks familiar. Love the jonc-des-chaisiers. I wonder if they use plastic these days?
chm: I see what you mean about the resemblance of the scene to your uncle's pastel. I think mid-20C plastic was used to replace rush, but not so much now. It just isn't a fashionable seat treatment anymore.
Ahem! Old people? Not at all, they look to be about my age....
bonnie in provence
bonnie groves poppe: Mine too :-).
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