Auvers sur Oise: I found that mock castle so funny I couldn’t miss it. And I like the way the 3 windows above the entrance were laid out on the façade. A drawbridge and barbican as well as a portcullis would have done nicely by the way.
I love that view taken from one of the gates of the fortress of Château Thierry in Picardy. I took one some 30 years ago when I managed to snatch a few hours from work as I was a travelling salesman in the region. Much of the fortress is being rebuilt or rehabilitated but this part hasn’t changed a bit in years and one could almost surmise that the same weeds are present. It’s a shame I can’t find the old photo anymore… [Full EXIF details page click here]