Thursday, 4 July 2013

Chateau Chantilly #5

And theres more...

Chateau Chantilly Chapel

Firstly, I was a little disturbed by the amount of dust bunnies.  I didn't see any cleaners anywhere.  I wasn't impressed by this.  Moving on, now I have had that moan...


 
Lets look at some BEAUTIFUL things
 
Stained glass.  love it

painted ceiling see the crosses.  the same as on the Knights Templar shield




Beautiful marquetry panels

I think this is a baptismal font?

toxic marquetry

Jesus

For Holy Water



4 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

Such a lot of work goes into those buildings. I wonder how long it took to build?

Sol said...

lol according to Wikipedia it was rebuilt after the revolution

but some of the uses lately have been

Modern uses[edit]
The château and the Great Stables were featured in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill, as the home of villainous Max Zorin (played by Christopher Walken) which was being infiltrated by Bond (played for the last time by Roger Moore) in his quest to find out more about Zorin, who had already aroused suspicions of MI6 with various business activities, and ultimately eliminate him.[5]


Pink Floyd performed, on two consecutive nights, at the château during The Division Bell Tour on July 30–31, 1994.


Every two years, in June, the "Nuits de Feu" international fireworks competition is held in the château's garden.


Ronaldo married model and MTV VJ Daniela Cicarelli in the château in 2005. The ceremony reportedly cost €700,000.


Every May, a rowing regatta, the Trophee des Rois, is held in the grounds. French university crews compete in the 750m race for a trophy.


also taken from wiki! lol so this may or may not be true

Toffeeapple said...

Thanks for that though I have no idea who Ronaldo and his bride might be.

Sol said...

Isnt Ronaldo a footballer