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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Careless beauty and decay

a grand piano nobile

a humble dwelling for the lower classes
The elegance of the style of the reign of Louis XIII might be exemplified by these two almost derelict buildings in Richelieu's town...

1 comment:

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Yes and it is such a shame there are many many more in such a poor condition. At least the tourist office are doing a little and upgrading one in the square for their new offices. If the cardinals Château had still been standing the town I am sure would be much better placed.. C

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