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Ever Green and Beautiful

Vue aérienne du château de Chenonceau sur le Cher, Chenonceau, France 2009 by Photographer Baloulumix
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@Tapsamai Those were my exact thoughts when I saw this. It's so beautiful, it almost seems surreal.
This is a peaceful photo :)
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