Saturday, 11 May 2013

The blue shutters of Pyrimont castle

Photo of Pyrimont castle in Ain department
The blue shutters of Pyrimont castle

 

Pyrimont is a small hamlet of Chanay village in Ain department. This "castle" stands above the Rhône river where i was making images a few days ago.

I was actually on the other side of the valley, walking along a narrow country road when i first noticed this big house and its blue shutters.
I walked until finding a nice point of view on the river, made the photos i wanted to do and on the way back to my car, i stopped for 2 or 3 images of the "castle".

At this time, i didn't know anything about this house. Back home i looked at several maps and aerial views. Then, i was almost sure it was Pyrimont castle. I made more internet searches looking for images to confirm but the only one i found was a very old postcard. I also learned that although its name, this "castle" is more an aristocrat's house built at the beginning of 19th century.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Chateau de Pyrimont was built as a summer home and owned by a friend of mine who passed away a number of years ago. Beautiful inside and the grounds were magical! But the blue paint on the shutters is impossible to duplicate here on the other side of the ocean.

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