Time Squared: #6, 7, and 8

Time of the Season

Did you realize there is no Falltime?

Wintertime

Alaska Morning

Springtime

Istanbul April

Summertime

Minnesota Summertime

Fall

Frankfurt Fall

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Jack Frost is Jack Frost in France

Winter Wonderland in France

Château de La Rochepot, Commune of La Rochepot, Burgundy,France

Château de La Rochepot has gone through many changes over the centuries. Originally a 12th-century feudal castle of neo-Gothic-Burgundian style, it was rebuilt in the 15th century. During the French Revolution, it was seized and declared a national asset, and partially destroyed by vandals. Beginning in 1893 and for the next 26 years, it was meticulously restored to its 15th century roots; many of the roofs were covered with glazed burgundy tiles. The castle is located in the commune of La Rochepot, in the Burgundy region of France.

In 2013 and 2014, parts of the castle, annex buildings, vineyards and the park were given the status of a national monument.

Just as a side note:  We visited the chateau in February 2018.  I just found this information on Wikipedia on a recent happening involving the chateau.  In October 2018, the castle was seized by the French government after investigation into an alleged money laundering scheme by Dmytro Malynovskyi, a Ukrainian. Malynovski was arrested after an investigation into a corruption and money laundering scheme in which he purchased and lived in the castle after faking his own death.    And an interesting article from Bloomberg: Dead Ukrainian Found Living in Castle.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Navy Blue

Navy Blue Holiday Window

Lord & Taylor Window, December 2016, New York City

A 2016 Christmas window in Lord & Taylor’s Manhattan flagship store (for the moment). Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States, its first store opening in 1824 in New York City. In 1914, it moved into its Fifth Avenue store, which is well known for its Christmas windows. Declines in the department store retail sector and the rise of  internet shopping resulted in the 2017 sale of the Manhattan main store to a shared economy startup called WeWork. Lord & Taylor will lease about a quarter of the space for a store. The rest will be given over to shared working spaces for gig economy workers and bright young entrepreneurs who need lounges with bars, game tables, and fancy water in order to feel comfortable at work.

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

CFFC: Trees

Plane Trees Are Not Plain

Plane trees, Courtyard of Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis, Avignon, France

Plane Trees and fountain in the Courtyard of the Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis, Avignon, France. This charming hotel is housed in a 16th century Jesuit seminary.

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Castle de la Rocheport

It snowed last night and the side roads were icy. We had to walk up for our private visit to this wonderful castle. Longer post to follow.

A Photo A Week: Today’s Weather

Actually Yesterday

February 21, 2018, a one-day summer at 82 degrees. And the robins have arrived.

February in northern Virginia is usually chilly. Yesterday, we had a one-day summer, with a high of about 82 degrees. It was lovely to see the robins had returned to, or were at least migrating through, the area.

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