A few from Saumur, Maine-et-Loire…

The next morning following my visit to the Tank museum, we wandered through the town and up to the beautiful Chateau De Saumur perched high above the town. Originally this was constructed as a castle in the 10th century, but later developed as a chateau; it was at one time converted into a prison by Napoleon Bonaparte. The first panoramic image is of the town taken from the Cessart bridge, prior to the weather turning against us.

Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
Panoramic stitch of Saumur, Maine-et-Loire taken from the Cessart bridge (11 images) © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of the Chateau de Saumur, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
The Chateau de Saumur as the stormy clouds rolled in… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
I loved this peaceful view of the houses nestled by the river. The character of the buildings in Saumur is quite distinct in that most of the town is constructed from Truffeau stone. It looks beautiful, but according to the concierge at our hotel, it is quite brittle… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013

The above image illustrates the level of detail possible in an 11 image panoramic stitch..pity I don’t have the wall space to hang it…! This is a single image from the far left hand corner of the panoramic image that heads this post…

Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
Saumur City Hall © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of the Chateau de Saumur, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
Vineyards beside the Chateau de Saumur, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of the Chateau de Saumur, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
The Chatau certainly dominates the town…the Cessart bridge being visible in the distance © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of the Chateau de Saumur, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
On such grey days, I just think in black and white when I have the camera to my eye… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
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