Friday, November 4, 2016

Photos from travel to France: Paris & Bordeaux, Part I

a château with ionic columns

beautiful architecture and gardens at the châteaux

Lunch hamper full of tasty items

Delicate porcelain dinnerware at Château Haute Bailly

A view of Paris from the clock at Musée d'Orsay

The Tricolore, flag of France

gorgeous clock inside the Musée d'Orsay, originally a train station

Wines stacked and awaiting shipment from within Millesima.

Spitting is acceptable at wine tastings in France.

stainless steel vats

espaliered pear

wine tasting flight

 vineyards everywhere the eye can see

Concrete vats

 the optical sorter: technology to select the very best grapes frown production

view from our hotel in St. Émillion

model of the Statue of Liberty in the Musée d'Orsay

Many center sections of the  wine barrels are stained with the skins of the grapes. 

Bird's eye view of St. Emillion

a stained glass panel depicting the medieval method of "stomping of the grapes", a primitive form of pigeage.

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