we had our second bucknell excursion on saturday to two more châteaux of the loire valley. it was quite rainy and cold but i think i managed some decent pictures nonetheless.
catherine de medici was pretty big on her monogram being plastered everywhere (think ceilings, fireplaces, beds, floors, etc.). it bears a remarkable similarity to the chanel logo, non?
the entrance to blois.
the staircase was built on the outside of the château so as not to take away any space from the living quarters inside the building.
the interior of the exterior staircase, if that makes sense.
the great hall at blois — really cool ceiling in royal blue with gold fleurs-de-lys.