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And my trip to Gruyères continues...

So in the last post about Gruyères, we had just entered the castle and seen the medieval flooring and the ancient kitchen... 
Here are the suits of armour, only the kinghts are mising... 
The information given to the side of it: Burgundian Cope, third quarter of the 15th century
Part of the booty from the battle of Morat (1476). It bears the great ducal coat of arms of Burgundy (Burgundy Ancient and Modern, Brabant, Limburg, and Flanders) and the coats of arms of Zealand and the Franche-Comtè above three flints and steels (emblems of  Philip the Good, father of Charles the Bold).
 The knights conference room...
 With armours like that, chairs like these were probably comfortable enough... 

So after the  medieval ages, a noble guy inherited the castle and his artist cousin, took up residence here...
He kinda went overboard with his talents and painted...
Lovely whimsical pictures like this on every surface he could find... 
Check out the painting behind me... it covers the entire wall... 
Impeccable aesthetic sense...
There were a few religious paintings like this too... Jesus raising the little girl from the dead. Look at her, in her white clothes, it's a beautiful picture. 
Another room... with coloured paneling 
Vestiges of the past... a cannonball with the wood it splintered 
 The gardens outside...
The church near the castle...
Inside the church...
The candle stand in church...
After taking in all the sights it was time to shop... my brother specifically told us to get Gruyères products like the famous Gruyères cheese, the meringue and the double cream all made here in Gruyères. The cheese was quite nice, I used it to make French Onion soup. The meringue and double cream were scrumptious... of course they weren't in the least bit healthy but they dissolved wonderfully in your mouth.

Bought this toilet roll holder there... cute, right?

So that's it about Gruyères, a beautiful little village... I bet it looks even more beautiful in winter, everything covered in fresh blankets of pristine heavenly powder, snow. Should plan a trip there one winter season...

Comments

Good post :)
Nice pictures :)
Karen Xavier said…
Thanks Rajiv...

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