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Château du Pianiste

Overgrown glory

Hauts-de-France France

The château in all its overgrown glory. Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

chaffed chairs débris élégant

The château in all its overgrown glory.

The château in all its overgrown glory.

The living room, with a high density of chairs at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

chaffed chairs débris élégant

The living room, with a high density of chairs.

The living room, with a high density of chairs.

Living room at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

chaffed chairs débris élégant

Living room.

Living room.

The salons on the ground floor. High density of chairs here, too at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

débris élégant gothic glory off the wallpaper

The salons on the ground floor. High density of chairs here, too.

The salons on the ground floor. High density of chairs here, too.

Billard salon with one of the two grand pianos at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

débris élégant less grand piano

Billard salon with one of the two grand pianos.

Billard salon with one of the two grand pianos.

Stairway to the attic on the second floor. Palace chapel is straight ahead at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

débris élégant stairway to ...

Stairway to the attic on the second floor. Palace chapel is straight ahead.

Stairway to the attic on the second floor. Palace chapel is straight ahead.

Stylish scrap at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

débris élégant

Stylish scrap.

Stylish scrap.

Bathroom utensils. The roof was missing in here at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

slefie

Bathroom utensils. The roof was missing in here.

Bathroom utensils. The roof was missing in here.

Chairs. So many chairs at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

chaffed chairs

Chairs. So many chairs.

Chairs. So many chairs.

Bedroom on the top floor at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

Bedroom on the top floor.

Bedroom on the top floor.

Stairway to the top floor. Among the oldest parts of the palace at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

stairway to ...

Stairway to the top floor. Among the oldest parts of the palace.

Stairway to the top floor. Among the oldest parts of the palace.

Bedroom window at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

débris élégant gothic glory Badtoilets

The bedroom window.

The bedroom window.

The balcony, with deco at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

the forgotten garden

The balcony, with deco.

The balcony, with deco.

Beware of death at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

graffiti

“Beware of death”. Ok.

“Beware of death”. Ok.

Basement at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

stairway to ...

Basement.

Basement.

The north facade 1 at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

the forgotten garden

The north facade 1.

The north facade 1.

The north facade 2 at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

the forgotten garden gothic glory

The north facade 2.

The north facade 2.

Window and ivy merging at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

the forgotten garden gothic glory ivy league

Window and ivy merging.

Window and ivy merging.

In the garden where the statues sleep at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. May 2010.

the forgotten garden don't blink

In the garden where the statues sleep.

In the garden where the statues sleep.

Il était une fois ...

The palace in the early 1900s. Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. © Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

The château in the early 1900s.
© Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

The palace in the early 1900s. Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. © Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

The château in the early 1900s.
© Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

Billiard room at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. © Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

Billiard room.
© Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

The salon at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. © Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France)

The salon.
© Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

The stairway at Château de Pont-Remy, Hauts-de-France, France. © Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France)

The stariway.
© Gustave William Lemaire, Ministère de la Culture (France).

Yours truly

A walk in the park?

[EN] Abandoned palaces aren't very uncommon in France but often they are very empty. But in this case there was plenty of stuff left though most was of a newer kind. Especially the ground floor was cramped with junk. Magazines, books, computer stuff, two pianos, two grand pianos and a large amount of chairs, and much more. Perhaps the last master of the house held concerts for an imaginary audience sitting on these chairs. A calendar from 2003 showed that the place hadn't been abandoned for that long though the decay and neglect obviously had been going on for decades.

The palace burned down in August 2012 and the future for the remains are unknown to me (as of when typing this). Perhaps a park around the ruin walls?

[SE] Övergivna slott är inte helt ovanliga i Frankrike men ofta är dom tömda på inventarier och andra detaljer. Men i detta fall fanns mycket kvar även om det mesta av prylarna var av nyare typ. Framför allt bottenvåningen var belamrad med bråte. Mängder av tidningar, böcker, datorprylar, två pianon, två flyglar och ett stort antal stolar, med mycket mera. Kanske höll husets sista herre (för det var en sådan) konserter inför en fiktiv publik sittandes på dessa. En kalender från 2003 skvallrade om att stället inte varit övergivet alltför länge även om förfallet uppenbarligen pågått i decennier.

Slottet brann ner under augusti 2012 och framtiden för resterna är för mig okänd (när detta skrivs). Kanske en park kring ruinerna?

May 2010

January 2014

June 2020

Hauts-de-France France

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Exhibition print

Château du Pianiste. Hauts-de-France, Frankrike. Maj 2010.

Château du Pianiste was among the selected works for the ASKA.nu anniversary exhibition.

This print has been sold.

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