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The three sequoia trees of the beautiful city of Loches, Touraine


No matter how often I visit the beautiful city of Loches, I still manage to spot something new and interesting. For example, recently, when walking though the city’s public park, I viewed….well, for once, I’ll be quiet….I think the images … Continue reading

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St Anthony’s church in Loches, Touraine, Central France


Well, the church of St Anthony in Loches has had a renovation of late. By the entrance there has also appeared a 15th Century crucifix and a couple of information boards from which is gleaned the following: 1. “St Anthony’s … Continue reading

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More railway posters of the Touraine – 1896-1910


Following my recent posting: Train excursion to the Touraine ~ poster by Gustave Fraipont, 1893, below is a further selection of Touraine Region railway posters dated between 1896-1910. Here’s a little background on identified  artists: Hugo “d’” Alési (1849-1906). Had a … Continue reading

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Jim McNeill’s Touraine honeymoon – 1888


Now, here’s a thing you may not have known. James McNeill Whistler (the American artist of “Whistler’s Grandmother” fame) came to the Touraine when on honeymoon with his English wife, the recently widowed Beatrix (née Birnie Philip) in the summer … Continue reading

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More Touraine photographs from the library of the Neurdein brothers c.1880


Further to my recent post of photographs of Chateaux of the Loire Valley below are further images by the Neurdein Brothers of Paris. The images can be found on the website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France – where you … Continue reading

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Views of Châteaux of the Touraine ~ by Louis-Antonin Neurdein, c1890


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 … Continue reading

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Sketches of the chateaux, churches and street scenes along the Loire, c1910


The images below, mostly vignettes based on paintings done during research for the book, come from the book The Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Valley. This guide to the region is Francis Miltoun and was published … Continue reading

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