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... because an adapted version of them we have today! Da Vince never actually manufactured any of his inventions because he was so busy designing new ones. But, a company called IBM took Leonardo's designs, followed them precisely and made models of what they would have looked like had Leonardo made them! Some ideas you may recognize include a parachute, circular life buoy, flippers, a military tank and even a 3 wheeled car! Pretty amazing!
... Superb views over the river Loire. The exit tower has a sloping ramp that allows horse and carriages to leave the chateau directly into the main street. Drove through lovely countryside and pretty small villages to Chenonceau, where we had lunch. Much larger than Amboise, set huge gardens and known as the "ladies' chateau, having been "fought over" by the wife ( Catherine Di Medici ) and mistress(Diane De Potiers) of Henri II. Built in several stages, the ...
Drove across more pretty county, more corn, sunflowers and grapes. Arrived at Tours. Booked our chateaux tour for tomorrow. Then went to find a campsite and have lunch. Set off for Amboise, where we went to Clos Lucé, a small chateau/country house built in 1590. It was given in 1516 by King Francis 1st to Leonardo Da Vinci. The latter spent his last 4 years there and died in 1519. ...
... castles and palaces of all shapes and sizes. Hundreds of these are open to the public. Today we are going to visit 3 of the most prominent chateaux: Chenonceau, Cheverny, and Chambord. Our guide for the day picked us up at the TI. The group consisted of 7 tourist plus the tour guide in her minivan. Three people in the group were from Baltimore and the 2 others were from North Carolina. We talked mostly with ...
In the morning travelled about 60 km to the medieval fortress of Chinon. Chinon dates back to 11 century and is closely associated with the crusades, Ric*************heart and Joan of Arc. It was the key political and military centre in France up until the 100 Years War ended in the early 1400's. Sadly little of it still remains but the fortress walls are still there and several parts of ...
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