Ainda fortemente impactada pelo Castelo de Chambord, o maior de todos os mais de 300 castelos que compõe o Vale do Loire. Vários historiadores afirmam ter sido nada menos que Leonardo da Vinci o responsável pelo seu desenho original. Ao total são: 426 quartos, 83 escadarias, 282 lareiras garantido a ele o título de maior parque florestal fechado da Europa. Chambord é conhecido também por traduzir a perfeita transição da Idade Média para a Renascença graças a sua arquitetura de tradição francesa e influencia italiana.🇫🇷♥️🏰
I am still very impacted by Chambord Castle, the biggest one of the 300 castles composing the Loire Valley. Several historians says that Leonardo da Vinci was responsible for its original drawing. In total: 426 rooms, 83 stairs, 282 fireplaces and the title of the largest closed forest park in Europe. Chambord is also known for translating the perfect transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance thanks to its architecture of French tradition and Italian influence. 🇫🇷♥️🏰 #valedoloire#valdeloire#loirevalley#chateaudelaloire#chateaudechambord#chateauxloire#poderdeseg
15 years ago I traveled out of the country for the first time… to study abroad in Angers, France. I was only there for a summer session, but Angers is where I visited my first distillery ever (Cointreau), discovered kettle corn is the best form of popcorn, and met some of the best people ever who are still some of my best friends.
I was a super poor college student at the time, so I used to spend my afternoons at the FNAC listening to French CDs (which I was in love with), had more refrigerated pasta dinners than French ones, and spent far too many nights drinking $4 grocery store wine (which is phenomenal). My car was broken into a few days after I got back from that trip and my camera and all my pictures of Angers were taken along with it.
Today I had the opportunity to retake them.
The distillery was closed for the day, the movie theater is permanently shut down, and my French is still awesome (and by that I mean embarrassingly bad), but it was amazing to walk around and see how much things can change in a decade and a half, and how they stay the same.
I had Italian food for dinner, went to the FNAC and listened to French bluegrass (which is a thing, apparently), and just cracked open a bottle of $4 grocery store wine in our hotel room in honor of the good old days.
I didn't think I'd ever be back, but I'm glad I am. I think overall baby me would be pretty happy with how things have turned out. ❤🍷🏰