Return of the King

Also known as "Château HB", this beautiful castle is only a shadow of itself.
In the past a proud mansion built in the 19th century, it will be destroyed by a raging fire that will leave up the facades and a few interior elements.

No so long, the castle seemed to have been completely forgotten. It then contented to let slowly devoured by nature, and gradually faded from the landscape.
But, once again, a real estate project risks that make it disappear in a much more brutal way...

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Only the grand staircase and a small part of the upper floors resisted the blaze.

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The rest, not really.

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Another element to standing up to fire : a glass elevator.

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A now unreachable bathroom.

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At the foot of the grand staircase, a not really indoor garden.

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A vaulted room is almost unscathed from the flames.

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And a radiator always there !

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An annex still standing but not stable.

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A former lounge and a magnificent hearth.

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Weather has made disappear the painting.

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The castle only has to mirror itself sadly in the pond.
For yet a little while...

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April 2015

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