Stunning sites

There are no words to express the beauty of what we experienced in France. I took far fewer photos than I had originally planned because I was consciously trying to live the moment, rather than putting it into my camera. How do you really do justice to an immensely beautiful piece of architecture against a stunning blue sky? Our photos are snapshots, not a complete moment by moment documentary. And I’m okay with that.


This is in Amboise, a wonderful place where we spent two nights, doing a cycling loop the second day. The town is built around the Chateau, as many towns in the Loire Valley were. In this town we had the most amazing dinners and I learned that 3 flights of stairs, with a 40 pound backpack, at the end of a day of cycling is a reminder that 51 is not 21.

This photo was from one of 11 days of wonderful.

6 thoughts on “Stunning sites

  1. Hi, I so agree about enjoying the moment. The place looks stunning, you must have enjoyed your trip! Do you suggest going on a cycling trip in france? I was planning to do one either by car or bicycle but did not decide yet. Thank you and great photo! Is it the chateau or a church?


    • I would definitely cycle. We did the Loire Valley, but the company we went with (Discover France) has many different tours. They are self-guided so you go at your own pace, they do the arranging and the mapping out of the course you take. We commented several times that in a car, you would not see the real life of France. This is part of the Chateau in Amboise.


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