Monday, May 4, 2009

Chateau St Martin seen from above

As imposing and brilliant as Chateau St. Martin may look from below, and it does, it is equally amazing when seen from above, with a sweeping view of the buildings and grounds, as seen from a series of very exclusive cottages, essentially private bungalows, spread out on the hillside above the main hotel. It is from here that we took these pictures of the chateau.

A former castle of the Knights Templar, the ruins of the older structures are intertwined with the superstructure of the rest of the hotel.  Chateau St Martin is as tranquil and exotic as it is imposing and otherworldly.  A grove of olive trees hundreds of years old graces the grounds leading up to the private cottages.

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