Friday, December 4, 2009

Castles in France


While driving through the Dordogne River region we saw many castles sitting on top of cliffs and hills. Two that were near our hotel were Josephine Baker's Chateau and Castelnaud.
Click on the collage to see a more detailed picture.

The center picture was the entrance to Josephine Baker's home.
There was a display of her costumes and it had some of her original furniture.
Nearby was the chapel where she was married.
If you would like to know more about this fascinating woman, visit
www.cmgww.com/stars/baker/
The two pictures on the left were also taken of her home.
Later in life she lost the home due to financial problems.
Grace Kelly and others tried to help her out, but in the end she lost her home and lived until she died in Paris.

Castelnaud was nearby and a very different feel to Josephine Baker's home.
It was full of military armament. You can see the catapult's in the above pictures. The top center picture was taken from the castle looking down into the village below.

This is the final day of pictures in France.
Next week we will move on to the end of our trip with sights from Barcelona.
But Monday I will be starting a new Monday series - Enamored with Glass.