Saturday, 12 January 2013

Chateau by the Lake, Bourges

After leaving Monet's Garden in Giverney we headed South to Bourges to stop at a Chateau by a lake.  As we drove the temperature started to rise from a pleasant mid twenties to a hot low thirties.  The Chateau was in a little clump of trees of a little road to the South of Bourges and was a little strange.  The rooms were like studio apartments with a kitchenette and a fridge, but no crockery, pans or cutlery so pretty useless apart from having somewhere to keep the water and tonic cool.

Chateau de Lazenay, Bourges, France
The following morning before it got too warm we went for a walk around the lake, where my first photo opportunity was this little jetty going out into the water.  I've seen lots of photos similar to this and always thought the simplicity was quite appealing, although it was quite an uninteresting jetty to have as a subject.

Jetty in the Lake
Jetty in the Lake
A bit further along was a strange looking boat which I guessed was something like a dredger but I wasn't sure.  A bit later the boat set off and I realised it was collecting weed from the lake and then dumping the weeds on the quayside.  A bit later some skip wagons came along to collect the weed.s and take them away  I wonder what they did with the weeds?

Weed Dredger
Weed Dredger
Further along again there was a bit of a beach at the side of the lake and there was this bleached log at the waters edge.  I thought this made quite a nice foreground and there was a flock of geese  and ducks in the background.

Plan d'Eau Val d'Auron
Plan d'Eau Val d'Auron
The last two photos are of the geese and their offspring.  They seemed quite friendly and came fairly close to us.  I guess they thought we were going to feed them but all we had was some water and I think they had enough of that around them.

Geese and Goslings
Geese and Goslings

Geese and Goslings
Geese and Goslings
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