Thursday, 29 October 2009

Château de Pierrefonds

Château de Pierrefonds, Picardie, redesigned and rebuild by the French architect Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th Century. Viollet-le-Duc also restored the beautiful Basilique Ste-Madeleine in Vézelay and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Viollet-le-Duc is considered as one of the first theorists of modern architecture.
Although the castle in Pierrefonds does recall Walt Disney or Cinderella, the design has a light and clear design which looks also modern.

photographs 28 October 2009

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