Last week I found a 19th century photo of the Château de Vaumarcus, the de Büren family home for many generations, and decided to make a high resolution scan for this blog. It seemed at first blush to be a standard shot of the castle on a sunny afternoon. Only while digitally repairing the scratches and affects of age did I find some hidden secrets.
A triangular section of masonry above the barn, where the castle wall must have been altered.
A male de Büren relative standing by the ancient drawbridge.
A female de Büren ancestor looking out towards Lake Neuchâtel and the family dog lounging in the sun.