The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday 21 January 2010

would you like to take a walk in the parc de Richelieu, Mademoiselle?

Engraving from 1640 by Abraham Bosse

Monday 11 January 2010

Wolfgang Roth - photographer

The river Mable canal drifting past the eastern town wall

The jet d'eau of the fountain in the place du Marché

The town's écusson in wirework

Three pictures by Wolfgang Roth, town archivist of Schaafheim, taken durng the twin town visit.

Friday 8 January 2010

a few more roof-top finials in the 17th century style

...see the first post on épis or roof-top finials HERE...

the last gilded épis is at the château of Azay-le-Rideau, not at all far from Richelieu; all the rest are intramuros - within-the-walls.