Sunday, March 16, 2014


View from a stairwell window inside the Château de Maintenon. At the end of the garden are the remnants of an abandoned aqueduct, part of the Canal de l'Eure project which was originally intended in 1686 to transport water from Pontgouin to Versailles. Designed to feed the fountains of the Château de Versailles, the ambitious and costly project's original plans were for a three-tier aqueduct that would surpass even the Roman Pont du Gard.

The ruins impart an incredibly romantic quality to the Renaissance château's grounds.

aller crescendo: to go higher and higher (figuratively)

©2014 P.B. Lecron

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