Chateau de Chillon – Wine and Cellars

The cellars in Chateau de Chillon are worth stepping down to. The wine barrels fill one chamber. The white and red wine rest here awaiting their day.

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Flagstone floors lead through arched and at certain spots mysterious corridors. In some the immensity of the castle built straight on the rock can be seen. The medieval craftsmen erected this castle and the arches seem to rise directly from the folded mass of stone. To bring the daily life of knights and damsels closer to our contemporary minds, the shadow theater presents scences that act out their habits and conversations. The theater is lovely; standing there for a few moments I recall tales from my childhood. Who said that story-telling is reserved only for kids? We all have those favorite stories that we would not mind hearing again. In this dark cellar chamber they sound true indeed 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Chateau de Chillon – Wine and Cellars

  1. I love these photos. I like the “ghost”.
    This is personal foible. I would much rather see the photos in a thumb array that I can then click and see a bit larger, than as tiny little things whizzing by in a slide show with the controls hiding a huge part of the image. It detracts from your lovely art.

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    1. I am so glad you told me. There is a lot to say about your point and I agree with you wholeheartedly. On the other hand I also was told that in out era of short attention span and fast moving images on various screens, the slideshow layout attracts people’s attention better. Personally I detest this outcome, but in the attempt to present what people seem to like more I have succumbed to the this venue. So what should I do?!? 🙂

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