Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Recent ruin

June 2009 - The 'donjon' of the Château du Grand Pressigny.

A quick visit to the 'Office de Tourisme' taught us that the 'donjon' only recently - that is in the eighties - collapsed.



Jean said...

Aha - I recognise this !! I always think that this bit looks as though it would fall down in a strong wind.
We are looking forward to having a proper look at the château in a couple of weeks' time. It re-opened officially on 20th September. I'm also hoping that the design of the new bits will actually make some sense when we can walk around inside and out. Peering at it through the fencing and the scaffolding, one does not see it to the best advantage.

ladybird said...

Jean, Is there any risk of it tumbling on your lovely holyday home? I hope not.
I can tell you are looking forward to your next holiday there. I hope you'll enjoy it.