Amboise is a city of about 11 thousand residents, inhabited since the first century BC in Val de Loire. Today it is famous for its royal castles and many personalities, including its most distinguished resident, Leonardo Da Vinci.
I had seen pictures and was delighted with the place. I thought it was amazing, I love mountains - it is more charming when there is snow. I went to Chamonix – Mont-Blanc, Chamrousse and Grenoble.
The winter really came to Brazil this week, that’s why the image shows the coldest day I had in life. It was during a -12 degrees snowstorm in the afternoon in Amsterdam. The airport closed, the canals froze, the city lost its colorful besides huge balls of snow persisted in falling into my eyes. But I have not surrendered, I kept looking for details and when I found it, I took my gloves off and start shooting until I couldn’t felt my fingers anymore. I think it’s worth.
Alsace is on France’s eastern border and was, for many years, the subject of war with neighboring Germany. Around Christmas, I visited Equisheim, Colmar and Mortzwiller.
Loire Valley (Valée de La Loire) deserves a ride, because it is a bit far away and has many castles. It is also possible to join excursions that leave from Tours. We decided to go by car, and as we got away from Paris, we found fields and trees covered in snow, everything white and a cloudy sky, contrasting with the gray road and leafless trees.