Saturday, July 28, 2012

Work on Chateau D'Urfé, First Session 2012

Above, Alan walks by the retaining wall on the left that was built in 2011;
He is going to inspect the scaffolding, below, where there is renovation of a rempart wall built possibly in the 1400's.  Below, Médi and Elise are rebuilding the upper part of this ancient wall.

The pictures below are of Arnoud placing a large boulder that will be the first step in a stairway leading up to the retaining wall shown in the first photo above.

The chateau was used from the 1100s to the 1700s and was partially dismantled after that.  Wind and water erosion have taken a toll and vegetation also breaks down the stone walls.  There are many different renovation projects that have been done.  Many more remain.

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