Chambord Castle, Centre, France The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed by King François I.
Folded & thrust-faulted shale & limestone of Late Mississippian - Early Pennsylvanian Calico Bluff Formation, on the Alaskan side of the border with Canada, along the Yukon River. Just north of the major strike slip Tintina Fault which makes an old plate boundary between North America and what was the Pacific Ocean. In the Cretaceous a subduction zone and island arc began implacement of igneous rocks which are now extant south of the Tintina Fault.
The Palace of Fontainebleau as it is today is the work of many French monarchs, building on an early 16th-century structure of Francis I. The chateau is now a school of art, architecture, and music for students from the United States. Palace of Fontainebleau, Île de France, France by Ganymede2009