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

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Almost real

While I was going through some photos from my recent Touraine visit in May this year, I came across this picture from the mantelpiece in the ‘Salles des Cordes’ (the Ropes’ room) in Amboise castle.

Click to enlarge and to admire the details!

Although this mantelpiece is made of solid limestone, the carving is so delicate and detailed that it almost looks as if the ropes are real. Those renaissance stone carvers must have been very talented and patient to create such exquisite works of art.

Just zoom in to the picture and discover for yourself the skills of these exceptional artists. It looks so real that it will leave you breathless.


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