Sunday Stills – Creepy Things

The prompt from Sunday Stills this week is ‘creepy things’.

These photographs (The Tomb of Philippe Pot) were taken at Chateauneuf in the Beaune region of France earlier this month.

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It’s a re-created version of the original,  currently held in the Louvre Museum, which shows the effigy being carried on the shoulders of the ‘pleurants‘.  A lion lies at the feet of the effigy.   Philippe Pot was a grand seneschal of the Duchy of Burgundy, and was given the castle (Chateauneuf) by Philippe the Good, after the true heiress (Catherine of Chateauneuf) was burned alive for the murder of her husband (Jacques d’Haussonville) .

DSC_0056An upstairs window overlooks the scene, and the dust motes dancing in the sun’s rays add to the ghostliness of the figures.

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About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to Sunday Stills – Creepy Things

  1. Ed says:

    Now thats pretty creepy, great shots..;-)

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  2. Regular Guy says:

    That last shot is very creepy, gives me the chills.

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