Posts Tagged ‘White House’

Chateau Rastignac

A tale of two White Houses

The South Portico of the White House bears a striking resemblance to the  façade of the Château de Rastignac (above) in south-western France. Now is this a coincidence? Let us look at a brief chronology of these two buildings: Late 1780s: the Marquis de Rastignac makes (now lost) plans for the construction of a new château […]