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Knocking on Heaven's Door by zasu Knocking on Heaven's Door by zasu
Front door to Chenonceau Castle

There were two of these that opened onto the main hall - they were massive!

sept 2007, loire valley, france
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azulbliss Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
quelle colour bebe! i see little cherub heads and all sorts of things but salamander?!
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zasu Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
yeah, tell me about it... i kept looking and looking at the photo for that darned salamander too! but then again, there is another door opposite it - i can't remember why i didn't take its picture, but i'm sure it was for a good reason ;P

anyway... the other door might be the one they're describing with the wife's insignia - including salamander? :shrug:
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azulbliss Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
thank you zas! we'll "let that be the reason" *.* it's easier than :sherlock:... the next thing is for me to take it and blow it up (so to speak *>*)... but i a thing or 20 is callin... that's what happens when you go away and have fun! dang piper anyway! *.*
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zasu Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
everyone's gotta pay 'im, that's for sure :D
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azulbliss Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
so THAT's whose runnin this show! i was wonderin *.* -- hey! is this way cool door in the same place as your way cool ceiling?! and you're right.. it is exquisitve in itself, but that ripply light really makes it! :bounce: (i like bouncin... good exercise *>*)
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zasu Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
lol... yes, they're both at chenonceau castle - i still have about a million photos of that place to get through :Bounce: (me too, bouncy bouncy) :D
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kayceeus Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see a lot of work went into that door, it's massive and looks so heavy I wonder if it's hard to open.
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zasu Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
the wikipedia entry on chenonceau has a paragraph (and photo) on/of that front door, describing it thus:

The monumental entrance, dating from the period of François I, is made from sculpted and painted wood. It has: on the left, the coat of arms of Thomas Bohier, on the right those of his wife Katherine Briçonnet - the builders of Chenonceau - topped by the salamander of François I and the inscription "François, by the grace of God, King of France and Claude, Queen of the French".
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kayceeus Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow truly an impressive door, not exactly something you can pick up at your local Home Depot! :D
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zasu Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
lol... i guess not :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
:jawdrop: What an awesome door! Can you imagine having to open that every day!?!
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zasu Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
i dunno... maybe it has rollers to make it easier :D
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
What an amazing door. :-)
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zasu Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
if it had been closed, i would have banged on it and expected the wizard of oz to be behind it (well, first that little grumpy doorman, but, then... well, you know what i mean) :D
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
:D You and I certainly think alike. :giggle:
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zasu Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
:bow:
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