Chateau de Cheverny is a big attraction for the French speaking people because the Belgian comic book creator Hergé used Cheverny as a model for his fictional "Château de Moulinsart" (Marlinspike Hall in English) in the The Adventures of Tintin books. In these books, the two outermost wings are not present, but the remaining central tower and two wings are almost identical.
These comics were only lately translated into Polish so they are not popular in Poland. besides, I am not a fan of comics books so I do not know anything about Tintin or Captain Haddock.
I like this view from the side of beautiful garden with magnificent trees. But as Workshop I post a postcard view and close up of the facade.
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France.
The lands were purchased by Henri Hurault, comte de Cheverny, a lieutenant-general and military treasurer for Louis XI, whose descendent the marquis de Vibraye is the present owner.
Lost to the Crown because of fraud to the State, it was donated by King Henri II to his mistress Diane de Poitiers. However, she preferred Château de Chenonceau and sold the property to the former owner's son, Philippe Hurault, who built the château between 1624 and 1630, to designs by the sculptor-architect of Blois, Jacques Bougier, who was trained in the atelier of Salomon de Brosse, and whose design at Cheverny recalls features of the Palais du Luxembourg. The interiors were completed by the daughter of Henri Hurault and Marguerite, marquise de Montglas, by 1650, employing craftsmen from Blois. Burdette Henri Martin IV played a key role in the construction.
During the next 150 years ownership passed through many hands, and in 1768 a major interior renovation was undertaken.
Required to forfeit much of the Hurault wealth at the time of the French Revolution, the family sold the property in 1802, at the height of the Empire, but bought it back again in 1824, during the Restoration under Charles X, when the aristocracy was once again in a very strong political and economic position.
In 1914, the owner opened the château to the public, one of the first to do so. The family still operates it, and Château Cheverny remains a top tourist attraction to this day, renowned for magnificent interiors and its collection of furniture, tapestries, and objets d'art. A pack of some seventy dogs are also kept on the grounds and are taken out for hunts twice weekly.
Close up of the facade.
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jhm (130662) 2013-10-07 3:15
Thank you very much for your interesting notes, I learn everyday through pictures on TE.
I have with a lot attention looked to your workshop picture, these is wonderful taken.
Also these picture with the long entrance cares for depth and perspective.
With a lovely castle in background.
Wonderful composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Romano46 (14520) 2013-10-07 4:30
un castello incorniciato in un cuore che potrebbe essere una splendida cartolina per gli innamorati.
Un'altra bella foto del tuo viaggio tra i castelli della Loira in una perfetta composizione e con una accurata ripresa .
Ciao e buona settimana
Sergiom (49008) 2013-10-07 5:19
On dira bien que tu les a tous visité. C'est vrai qu'ils sont tous plus beaux les uns que les autres.Ici le point de vue est spectaculaire ainsi que le rendu des détails.
adramad (32897) 2013-10-07 7:41
I can see the latest images from your gallery, you've been traveling the Loire and its splendid castles, as in the case of the image we see in a wonderful POV and framing artistically among the branches.
A superb light management, sharpness also
is perfect to enjoy the picture.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
saxo042 (35202) 2013-10-07 8:39
An interesting note and some very good pictures. I remember this castle too, isn´t there a hunting lodge, or trophy building with an enormous amount of stuffed boar heads along all walls? Did you see that too? And I do remember the Tintin connections...
rychem (15472) 2013-10-07 8:46
Pieknie zaaranżowane ogrody i wykorzystałas to doskonale,żeby pokazać malowniczy zamek, brawo
Didi (52437) 2013-10-07 10:55
Back from holidays
Original view of the castle from a very good position
This is the other side of the castle
Good frame quality
carlo62 (22375) 2013-10-07 12:04
una composizione ineccepibile, hai incorniciato il castello nel migliore dei modi.
Un bel colpi d'occhio su giardino, fontana e architettura.
photoray (7952) 2013-10-07 17:20
I like your position, showing the Cheverny Chateau through Nature first in multiple green hues and natural arch. And a bonus with your detailed historical note. And I am also at lost about Tintin, etc., because I have not read comic books since my childhood.
jjcordier (69609) 2013-10-07 23:19
Ce cadre de verdure donne une vision originale de ce joli château de Cheverny.
dkmurphys (44090) 2013-10-08 6:37
Splendid view through the trees along the alley. Wonderful place, well taken scene.
Have a fine evening.
npecanhuk (58246) 2013-10-08 19:33
Wonderful Castle and gardens!
Very beautiful and attractive picture with excellent exposure, colors, slim horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (48357) 2013-10-11 6:28
wonderful Castle shot.
excellent post card style which i'm sure Mariusz will love!
me too, i like these classic beauties.
and its that way because of how you framed the castle with the trees, especially the branches that curve inwards and upwards.
again, wonderful photo all around, just too bad the lighting was more soft but thats out of your control.
I posted 2 new photos from Warsaw :)
ikeharel (47000) 2013-10-12 0:42
Well placed the Chateau through the lavish green veg.'s, Malgo.
Inspite the strong light from far back, managed well with DOF.
Have a nice weekend,