Chateau d'Oinon 23.9.2011. Henri IV of France used to exercise his horse along this beautiful colonnade completely made of stone, totally exquisite in it's craftmenship.
The drawing is a tribute to one of Henri's many horses.
The loft space in the Chateau, used as a display area for sculpture.
You may just be able to see the owl sculpture in the distance.
Detail of the complex wooden roof structure.
This magnificent Chateau is near Thouars central France.
The Chateau houses a continuous contemporary art exhibition.
And we had the whole place to ourselves for 2 hours....magnifique!!!