Further to my previous post, here are further views of the Châteaux of the Touraine. This time they are sepia photographs from the 1911 book, In Château Land, by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. It is available for you to download from The Gutenberg eBook Project.
The photographs are by Louis-Antonin Neurdein of the Parisian photography company, Neurdein Brothers, and were actually taken around 1890. There is more information on the Neurdein Brothers here.
The brothers were celebrated in France as being expert architectural photographers ~ the images are miniature masterclasses in the use of sunlight and reflection ~ I wonder how long t took to take each photograph; traveling, waiting for the right weather, light, absence of people.
Just click on one of the images below for a larger, slideshow.