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It is time to say farewell to Chateau de Chillon. We have walked together through its many rooms and stopped there for a while to consider how different life was in the time of knights. Last steps will take us to the wooden hall that runs around one of the courtyards and from where in … More Farwell to Chateau de Chillon
We may be tempted to think that since castles are rather rough looking structures, they would be devoid of unnecessary decorations. Yet that is usually not the case. I find that the human spirit is undaunted and seeks to improve and beautify its surroundings with any means available. In Chateau de Chillon I found many … More Chateau de Chillon – Adornments of Life
It is all well and good to consider life in the castle from the perspective of a tourist standing outside its gates and admiring the grandeur of the building. But what was it REALLY like to live there? The best way would be to embark on a trip back in time; that being impossible, let … More Life Inside Chateau de Chillon
With over 40 rooms to visit, Chateau de Chillon has every room imaginable to present to us life in the Middle Ages. I shall not show you photographs from each one; that would, I fear, take away all the anticipation you may have in seeing for yourself all that the castle has to offer 🙂 But I … More Chateau de Chillon Inside
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. 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 … More Chateau de Chillon – Wine and Cellars
Literally perched on the edge of Lake Geneva sits one of the most beautiful castles – Chateau de Chillon. Not only grand and picturesque, Chillon has been the muse of artists and writers. Lord Byron wrote a poem about it – “The Prisoner of Chillon”, Jean-Jacques Rousseau set part of one of his novels in … More Switzerland – Chateau de Chillon
As much as I am impressed with the Fork in the Lake in Vevey, Switzerland, that little town is not famous because of an hugely oversized eating utensil stuck into the water. A short walk through Vevey will quickly impress upon you the still present spirit of Charlie Chaplin. The famous actor of black and … More Charlie Chaplin’s Vevey