Lake Annecy Jewel
Even from a distance as the boat moved closer and closer, I knew that I would be experiencing something very special. As we slowed, from only a few hundred feet, the visual transformation peaked. The afternoon sun provided just the right lighting; intensifying the extreme contrasts between bright light and dark shadows and accenting the brilliant colors presented by the scene before me. The artistic inspiration was immediate. 'Chateauvieux' (or Château de Duingt) is located on the west bank of Lake Annecy in Southern France. The magnificent castle sits on a peninsula, which juts out into the lake from the small village of Duingt. The structure dates back to the 11th century.