La Chapelle de St-Hubert, Amboise, France
From what I read about Leonardo da Vinci, he in his will had mentioned his desire to be buried in the Church of St. Florentin on the grounds of Château d’Amboise. That was done, however in mid 1800s the church was demolished. The workers there dug up this complete skeleton and pieces of stone chiseled with this great man’s name. The artist’s remains were then transferred to St-Hubert’s chapel.
“A well-filled day gives a good sleep. A well-filled life gives a peaceful death.”
— Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
As we entered the gates after a long climb we were bombarded with the sight of amazing landscapes. The grounds around are very creatively managed. The chapel stands elegant at a distance; the façade with grand sculpted works. The view of the town makes an amazing sight from these heights. “It is going to be another rainy day” I thought seeing the dark clouds looming low at the extreme end. There was a long journey ahead and this chateau of Amboise was just the first halt of the day!