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.

Friday, 23 December 2016

God Yul 2016

Monday, 19 December 2016

the parc's lonely swan has lost his mate....

the swan patrols the moat of the cardinal duc's château

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas 2016!

Friday, 2 December 2016

'Abendrot' in Schaafheim - Richelieu' s twin town in Germany

As winter closes in, the evenings darken...

photos by Wolfgang Roth, chum of the old Abbé Henri Proust
Silhouette of the town of Schaafheim

Fire brigade buildings

Christamas lights on top of the fire station's Schlauchturm (hose tower)

Christmas decorations in Ortstrasse

The Evangelist church
......Frohliche Weihnachten aus Schaafheim


Thursday, 1 December 2016

The restored halle with a bit of pollarding

notice the pidgeon up top!
empty parking next to the church....