Thursday, July 29, 2010

A tribute to Lord Byron!

We visited the Château de Chillon in southern Switzerland, where the Genevois monk François de Bonivard was imprisoned in the 16th century. It was Lord Byron who made his story famous in his moving poetic tale The Prisoner of Chillon, which he wrote in 1816.

This is a castle to dream over ... it is one I will not soon forget. Every nook and alcove is so lovely and given to detail that you could spend days there in observation. Tomorrow I will show you how beautiful the light comes into the castle. It floods in through the most unique windows and openings... but you will have to wait!


Sara said...

Eh !! On a failli y aller hier !! Puis on a choisi le zoo de Bâle pour finir ;)
J't'embrasse !

Katherine said...

Beautiful, beautiful images :)

Happy Thursday!!

K xx

teca said...

The photos are beautiful, and the latter is a charm .. special!

Kisses, dear Allison.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

excellent presentation!! thank you!

Pam said...

I love the artistic way you shot this magnificent castle. You have a poetic eye for photography, Allison.

Mom and Dad White said...

Dad and I visited the Castle of Chillon on one of our visits. nice to see your photos.