Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fontainebleau fences

The imposing gates and fences of

Château de Fontainebleau in France.

In the grounds of the château
 there is a concrete fence on the terrace
above the lake.

It was a stormy day in June when I visited two years go.

A newspaper kiosk in the village
with bicycles leaning against the fence.

A beautiful building in the village
which is used as offices.

I imagine in days gone by it was
a very grand country house belonging to Parisians,
as Paris is only 69km away.

I'm joining TexWisGirl

I'm sending love and prayers
to everyone throughout the world who had
family or friends lost in the MH17 disaster.

Our country is in mourning too
for the New Zealanders among those on board.

Take care and
be kind to one another
remember to tell your family
how much you love them

  Merci à bientôt

Shane x


  1. All nice but that last one is my favorite : )

  2. How lovely, Shane! You must be visiting the grandlittles! What a wonderful spot to discover!

  3. Dearest Shane,
    So sorry that it was bad weather when you visited... That is the problem if you have to go half way around the world for such great castles!

  4. A wonderful tour, loved it. Rain and all.

  5. Great photos of the different fences. Have a blessed day.. Madeline

  6. Wow, what a terrific assortment from picturesque places!

  7. I love all the beautiful photos you took of fences in France! So beautiful and one day I hope to visit! Have a wonderful day.

  8. Beautiful fences - Fontainebleu would be a lovely place to spend a day.

    Yes, remembering those who died so senselessly. One Canadian among them as well.

  9. SO many disasters! SO much sadness!
    We were traveling on the autobahn in Germany and looked across the river and could see France...I really should have gone then because now, it's almost too dangerous...

  10. Dear ,Shane,
    thank you for taking me back some 37 yeARS, as that is when I saw this beautiful place last time. Fontainebleau has a fantastic history connected , so worth reading !!
    I hope you are well dear friend,- I have been with my grandkids, and their father,-and sunday my daughter arrives with them, also- so this is a wonderful summer, seing them twize !!

  11. What beauty in the architecture of these ornate buildings and fences! It looks even more beautiful with the wet pavement. Hugs, Diane

  12. thank you so much for joining in with good fences with these fine finds! the first one is very ornate! i like the concrete border around the statue and pond. great pieces of paris to share! thank you!

  13. Lovely scenes from your trip to France. The fences are very pretty, especially the first photo. Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

  14. Such good advice at the end Shane - we all need to remember that.

  15. Wonderful fences.
    Sad for the loss of life through such violence both there and around the world.

  16. It is always such a treat when you take us traveling with you dear Shane...your eye for beauty and charm are always special along with your narrative.

    You've stirred my wanderlust here just before I say goodnight from Virginia and head off to the land of nod...

    Happy Weekend Dear One
    hope it is restful and restorative for you

  17. Beautiful pictures I love France and
    I adore Paris. I went there about four times when I lived in Holland
    The MH17 disaster was a shock
    The whole of the Netherrlands is in mourning. One woman from my hometown
    died and she leaves 2 children behind

  18. Very grand and beautiful fences you have shown us today. Have a great weekend.

  19. These are beautiful pictures, Shane, and I thank you for sharing them. You have such a good photographic vision and are an inspiration to me. Blessings.

  20. My heart has been so heavy at another needless disaster with such a huge loss of precious lives - when will it all end? We WILL remember them all, and our sympathies go out to the families and friends in their suffering over these days.

    Lovely memories of visiting Chateau Fontainebleau - do I spy a carousel behind the newsagent? Did you take the little girls for a ride?

    Have a lovely weekend dear Shane.
    Hugs - Mary

  21. Nice photos! Especially love the newspaper kiosk one.

  22. I love your beautiful photos and I love your advice, too. Have a nice weekend!

  23. Shane thanks for sharing the photos. I know a lot of your heart is there and longing to be with your little girls. I would love to see inside that gorgeous home. And I love the clouds and your photos in the rain. Hope your weekend is off to a good start!

  24. Wow...beautiful photos of a beautiful place! Very unique!

  25. Trôt de catastrophes dans ce monde. Paris et une belle Ville, j'y suie née. Maintenant j'aime la Sologne et notre beau Château Chambord. Doux week end a toi et a ta famille .

  26. Such great photos Shane, hope you are doing well! Xox

  27. I love your photo's. Isn't Paris wonderful.I keep telling my DH I want to go there again.:)
    Have a nice week Shane.



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