Sunday, March 26, 2017

France, Loire Valley - Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire VII (The Estate)

The Prince and Princess de Broglie, the last private owners of the castle, 
introduced an extraordinary sense of modernity, fantasy and high society to the estate.

In 1875, Marie-Charlotte de Broglie and her husband, Henri-Amédée de Broglie, gained ownership of the château. 

The architect Paul-Ernest Sanson was hired for the complete restoration of the château, 
while the architect Marcel Boille was responsible for building the estate's model farm.

Unfortunately, a turn of fortune forced the de Broglie family to sell Chaumont to the state in 1938. 
It was then registered as a historical monument.

MySpot: Brothers Come with the Territory

"Family - like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. 
Each of our lives will always be a special part of the others."

Author Unknown

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Separate the Sheep from the Goats

When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, 
then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, 
as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

Matthew 25:31-33

Sunday, March 12, 2017

MySpot: April's in the Skies

"Is it so small a thing
To have enjoyed the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done?"

Matthew Arnold