But there are not so much medieval ones in the area where we live.
But one was restaured recently really close,
but we had never taken time to go to visit it.
It's called Malbrouck Castle dated back 1419.
It was not a fortified castle, just a "simple" house!
It is still in the middle of the country side...
the view is really beautiful like in the middle age!
That's a really beautiful buiding, very well restaured.
Perhaps too much...
The outside is really vintage looking but in perfect condition,
however inside there are some modern conveniences like elevetors.
It's a museum now they had to do this...
But I have a bit mixed feelings about that...
I think I would prefer a more original restauration.
There was a vintage toys exhibition there...
that's why we were motivated to visit it.
Small planes, cars, trains...
Teddy bears, vintage dolls...
That was really interesting, I LOVE vintage toys!
I chose a patriotic look for that visit!
Sylvain matched perfectly the yellow stones from our area!
I found this diamond vintage sweater for him on Ebay.
We were lucky to have someone to take pictures of us together!
I found this skirt in Berlin last August.
This kind of heavy coton skirts is easy to wear for mid season.
This greyhound brooch was also found in Berlin in a flea market.
HAve you ever noticed that finding navy blue jewellery is quite difficult?
It was another beautiful journey.
I love the sky on that picture above!!!!
We must plan more small visits like that, that's so fun!
Do you often visit castles?
Do you prefer an original restauration or with some modern touches?
Nous sommes dans la patrie des châteaux, mais au final, je suis forcée de constater qu'il y en a peu dans notre région. Toutefois, il y en a un qui a été complètement restauré il y a peu à 3 pas de la maison, mais nous n'avions jamais pris le temps de le visiter. Motivés par une expo de jouets anciens, nous nous y sommes finalement rendus! Nous y avons passé une bonne après-midi, mais je dois dire qu'au final, j'ai trouvé cela... comment dire.... trop restauré! J'aurais préféré une bâtisse un peu plus dans son jus.
Et vous, qu'en pensez vous? A trop vouloir trop restaurer, fait-on disparaître l'âme de nos vieux châteaux?
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