Prosit Neujahr 2012!
festive photo by Wolfgang Roth
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.
|The roofscape of the chapel of the Sorbonne in Paris,|
resting place of the cardinal duc, Proviseur - rector - of the institution.
photo: Gala Ringger - with thanks and appreciation
Design by Jacques Lermercier - premier architecte du roy.
|Richelieu's tomb within|
|A seventeenth century engraving of the town, after Israel Sylvestre,|
looking from the West.
|This is the current state of the turret on the right (S) today.|
|This is an axial view of the state of the central turret, hidden behind a tree.|
|This is the central turret today, lurking behind the tree (see above),|
having been expanded into a house.
|This is the left-hand (N) turret looking onto the moat.|
|This is the left-hand turret (N) from inside the wall,|
now used as a garage.
|glass half-full; glass half-empty|
|Puss brokes to the Ogre - an engraving by Gustave Doré|
|The etiquette on the bottle of 'Carabas'|
- Santé! -