Saturday, 10 March 2007

PhotoHunter: Architecture

A little early, unless you're on the other (eastwards) side of the world from me, but I'm expecting to be busy tomorrow. Well I'm supposed to be busy today but ...

la caze

The 500 year old Château de la Caze in the Gorges du Tarn is one of our favourite stopping off places when going south to see our sons. It is the most wonderful, romantic hotel with a lovely restaurant. I am always convinced I will meet the Lady of Shalott, my Lady Greensleeves, or their French equivalent, round one of the corners.

Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
Thro' the wave that runs for ever
By the island in the river
Flowing down to Camelot.
Four grey walls, and four grey towers,
Overlook a space of flowers,
And the silent isle imbowers
The Lady of Shalott.

These two following photos are views from the windows of our room the last time we were there.

caze4

caze6

A little further down the river was an entirely different style of architecture - homes built directly into the rock.

gorges
This was taken from high above the gorge.

34 comments:

  1. OMG this are beautiful, what a great place to vacation at. I particularly like the last picture. My picture won't be quite this spectacular. I will be posting it soon.

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  2. How beautiful! I’d love to go there, looks perfect.

    Happy weekend!

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  3. Those pictures are beautiful!

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  4. that is stinkin beautiful. Thanks for letting all of us see how lovely it is

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  5. WOW ... such gorgeous shots!!
    thank you so much for sharing ... :)

    enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Sigh.... magnificent views. How lucky you are to have seen it in person, I'm sure those photos cannot do it justice.

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  7. Sigh! What a lovely castle to stay in and those shots down into the gorge and those cliffs are spectacular.

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  8. Wow! That is breathtaking, wish I could go there someday!

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  9. oh my gosh! amazing photos! i can't believe the 1st one is a hotel! very nice...and the last one, i'm speechless!!!

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  10. Beautiful sights! I'd love to visit that chateau-hotel. It looks and sounds so romantic. Thanks for the visit. Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. Wow there are some amazing photos there.

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  12. Beautiful! What a gorgeous hotel. :) It looks like a great place to stay. :)

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  13. You have a wonderful blog! And I'm very envious that you live in the U. K. Nothing like having the whole rest of Europe at your doorstep. I only have Florida!

    These are wonderful photos. I am especially intriqued by the houses that sit in the gorge. I'm not sure that I would want to live there, but beautiful nonetheless.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my site. I'll be back to visit!

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  14. WOW - how gorgeous!!!! I will have to make a point to go there one day. :-)

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  15. Beautiful! It would be wonderful to stay in that hotel. Just gorgeous. :) Lovely photos. :)

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  16. Great photos :-)

    Some of the turrets look like they came from the castle in my photo!

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  17. What a beautiful chateau. Great photos.

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  18. It looks very romantic ! I hope you met at least a ghost haunting through the castle during nights !

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  19. These are gorgeous! I wish the United States had a bit more depth to it! I am hoping to go back to Europe for our 10th wedding anniversary.

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  20. Hello, A. this is Lissa. You left a comment on my Blog Header design post. I would love to design a header for your blog. Let me know what your ideas are.

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    Nice photos, I wish I can travel like you.

    lissa

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  21. Gorges du Tarn, what can i say, but: From 1964 to 1993 i was every year in France. and a after as often as possible (6).

    j'ai ne sais pas pouquoi, jamais viens en Gorges du Tarn. Gorges de Ardéche etc .. faitez canoing.

    Sorry. I'm Norwegian. I try my next best to speak and write another language but my native:))

    wonerful weekend. Give hugs to all you meet from an old Viking;)))

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  22. Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. That's incredibly beautiful, both the chateau and its surroundings.

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  24. btw. I will never forget the first and maybe the last Calais-Dover ferry we too:.
    No french, but a lot's of brit's with the special constructed "24 x 24 beer cans"

    Wish you a wonderful weekend and life=^,^=

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  25. Where is this? I'd love to check it out sometime.

    Mine's up :)

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  26. What a wonderful hotel. So much better than the mass-produced ones here in the US. Those stone houses in the gorge are spectacular! I want to visit those.

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  27. What a wonderful, romantic place. How wonderful to be able to stop there. Happy weekend.

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  28. I would love to shop in that 500 year old castle :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower blog and supporting me! Welcome back anytime.

    I will Exercise for Comments!
    Sunflower

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  29. It looks like a castle! My daughter would probably love to stay there!

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  30. How romantic! and what a beautiful castle.
    Thanks for your visit :)

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  31. wow that is awesome. Love the photos.

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