Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Le Petit Trianon, acte III, scène I

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The top left-hand photo of this collage is the view from Marie-Antoinette's bedroom at le Petit Trianon, towards the "English river" which was created by Richard Mique in 1777-1780 and winds around the charming Temple of Love, also his work. You can read about this architect, who was favoured by the queen, by clicking here. The statue by Edmé Bouchardon represents Amour or Love, carving his bow out of Hercules' club. I have to add that the swans on the river weren't in the least cooperative...
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La photo en haut à gauche de ce collage vous montre la vue depuis la chambre à coucher de Marie-Antoinette vers la "rivère anglaise" et le charmant Temple de l'Amour, créations de l'architecte Richard Mique entre 1777 et 1780. Pour en savoir plus sur cet architecte lorrain qui a beaucoup oeuvré pour la reine, c'est par ici. La statue d'Edmé Bouchardon représente Amour taillant son arc dans la massue d'Hercule. Je dois ajouter que les cygnes sur la rivière ne se sont pas montrés très coopératifs...

16 comments:

PERBS said...

Beautiful architecture like that don't need swans. . . I enjoy my armchair tour. Thanks for dropping by my place too.

Paulie

Jacob said...

Nice collage, CQ! And these structures are exquisite. You know, I think I recall seeing a gazebo-like thingy in the distance when we were at Versailles...

Hope you have a great day!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a view from Marie Antoinette's bedroom. Very pretty architecture. Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to live in that time period.

Frankie / Nick said...

The architecture is amazing.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Very nice group of images. I especially like the view from Maris Antoinette's room.

Carraol said...

Great collage of this wonderful architecture, the side portraits of The Builders and The Ladies are excellent to illustrated the period.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la photo en haut (à gauche), et puis "Temple de l'Amour" c'est si beau

Saretta said...

What a beautiful structure!

m_m said...

Great! Interesting photos!

Juergen Kuehn said...

"Temple de l'Amour" in front of her bedroom. That's a homage to love.

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful scenes and architecture of le Petit Trianon.

Virginia said...

Like seeing the beautiful grounds. Those pesky swans, never pose like you want them to!
V

Per Stromsjo said...

Their loss. Those swans could have had their fifteen minutes of fame right now! ;)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A beautiful estate! How wonderful it has not been destroyed during any of the wars that followed and it's even more wonderful that the people of France value their history!

Catherine said...

Certains ont de simples kiosques à musique dans leur jardin public, Versailles possède ce qui se faisait de mieux.
Je suppose qu'il vient d'être ravalé. C'est comme un magnifique écrin pour abriter de beaux sentiments.

Russ said...

Great collage!