Estates: Château de Fontainebleau – Fontainebleau, France

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Château de Fontainebleau, France. January 2015.

Although not as glittering and well-kempt as the more famous Palace of Versailles, the Château de Fontainebleau has a somewhat haunting sort of charm. It might be because there are fewer people milling about, which actually allows you to stick around long enough to appreciate the rooms and everything, or maybe the semi shabby-chic state of the palace lends to it that sort of feeling of having come from some bygone era.

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It’s kind of a photographer’s (or Instagrammer’s) dream, because look at all these tourist-free shots.

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Architecture in: Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon, Portugal. April 2014.

I love Lisbon’s unique mix of architectural styles. I can’t quite put a finger on it–because there are clear influences of Moorish and Western European elements in the mix–but there’s something quirky and charming about it too. It’s like the Zooey Deschanel of European capital cities.

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I love unexpected graphic elements like those black & white mod-slash-Escher-esque squiggly floors

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