Château de Caumont

Château de CaumontDo you know 'La Dame de Monsoreau' by Dumas, père? 
 I know just a little bit as all the Mousquetaires books from a childhood,
Dame de Monsoreau
And you know,  by chance I came to the castle, where one of the main personnages, Jean Louis de Nogaret de La Valette, really lived.  
This is Château de Caumont, just some 30 km from a house where I live. 
Château de Caumont, Gascogne
He was born there, a friend-mignon of Henry III. Thanks to this friendship he became Duke of Épernon, and also became a rather stong person in all those catholical-hugenots-power plots.
Duke of Épernon,
The castle is solemn, grand, serious and saturated by centuries. Just a few minutes from home with all daily today-things, and bang, alive history in every brick. 
Château-de-Caumont,Gascogne, Watercolor
 Afterwards this Duke has intricate and complicated relationships with Henry IV.  Henry IV stayed in this castle, and his bedroom still exists there.  

I adore these old old old windows:
However it's this Duke Épernon who was also involved in hankey-pankey with Ravaillac, Henry IV's killer. 
Who knows, my dear Watson, who knows...
 Anyway my egoistic  interest here is just to grab all these beauties and feelings of centuries, and then depict them in my sketchbook. 
And I've got a great stamp there.
And I'm glad to participate with these views in the "Landscapes of the soul
 See you!

CONVERSATION

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  1. I LOVE a good castle, and your sketchbook is fantastic!!! Happy PPF!

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  2. Oh, wow! Your artwork is amazing! Love the addition of the tickets. Happy PPF

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  3. Fascinating history and wonderful art journaling. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Brown-Paper-Bunny,Susan, Valerie! -- thank you very much

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  4. your wonderful sketchbook pages!I am very happy and thank you for doing this with my topic at AJJ!

    Happ weekend and happy PPF
    Elke

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    1. THank you ELkie, yeah, the view of this château s very suitable for MY 'Landscapes of the soul'indeed. Happy WE & PPF

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  5. Oh merci beaucoup for sharing this magnificent chateau! I have always been fascinated by the French chateaux and have seen a fair amount of them but only in the Loire Valley where family live. Your watercolour rendition of Caumont is super! happy PPF!

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    1. Ouh Loire Valley, I really want to go there to take a look with my sketchbooks, -- lucky you! Thank you, and happy weekend

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  6. Your watercolor spread is awesome. I enjoy the history and photos you presented.
    Happy weekend ❤

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    1. Thanks Sirkkis, oui, travels awake the desire to read some history books )

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  7. Those are three wonderful watercolour spreads ! Amazing post with the photos!
    Great that you are with us at Art Journal Journey! Thank you for linking to us!
    Your watercolor art and your sketches are amazing - watched your video on You Tube where you flip through your journal! Very inspiring!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Merci Susi, your Art Journal Journey is great, a lot of cool things to see and to be involved there!

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  8. I love a bit of medieval intrigue! Wonderful photos and art Erica!
    Alison

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  9. Beautiful journal pages!! Wow impressive!

    Peace Giggles

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  10. I love the history behind your painting. What a talented artist you are.

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  11. A wonderful combination of art, photos, and history.

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  12. Lovely work, congrats on your PPF feature today!

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    1. Merci merci beaucoup, Christine ! So wonderful))

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  13. OMG what a fantastic post! I so enjoy reading and watching your sweet story about the past times! Your sketches and journal are/is amazing and soooo inspiring! I have visited Carcassonne these days, but it felt tooooo big to me, haha I prefer the tinyer castles for sure ;) ♥ Conny http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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