Thursday, 26 March 2009

The Orangerie


A view of the winter attire of the royal Orangerie at the Palace. Yes, I do realize it's askew, no I wasn't carrying a flask of whisky or of any other strong beverage, yes the orange trees are still inside and sorry that it isn't a general view. Now that it's spring, waiting for the orange trees to be carried out of the orangerie...
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Une petite vue encore hivernale de l'Orangerie du château. Oui, la photo est de travers, non je n'avais pas une flasque de whisky ou autre breuvage fort sur moi, oui les orangers sont encore à l'intérieur et désolée que ce ne soit pas une vue générale. Maintenant que c'est le printemps, on attend la sortie des orangers...

28 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

More people should discover "askew" photography. Loved this one!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

We have trouble publishing on your website and you on ours? What's up? Wish we could waive a magic want and be done with those technical difficulties!

arctic dreamer said...

Oh it's so beautiful!

Jacob said...

That's quite nice, CQ...you had me fooled for a bit, though...I was flipping my head around trying to figure out how best to see it...

But, no problem. It won't be long now and orange trees will be brought out askew!

George Townboy said...

Love it!

Olivier said...

j'aime cette perspective, cela change, et puis cela donne une vue d'ensemble. Donc vivement les beaux temps pour voir les orangers

Fio said...

Lovely composition!

Mystical said...

Really impressive, looks like a Japanese garden, if u know what I mean (lol@whisky!)

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice and subtle colors in the photo. I like the angle too, it certainly made me look more closely at it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I very much like the angle you took this photo from and I would NEVER suspect you of being a little tipsy from strong drink (well, probably never). ;-)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Very nice angle and composition. And, I am glad you are enjoying the cactus, Chihuly, and other items on my site. Your comments are much appreciated!

Catherine said...

On a le sens de la géométrie en France en matière de jardins ! Tu ne pourrais pas être employée au service des parcs du chäteau, tu prendrais trop de liberté avec les angles : )

Neva said...

Hard to believe how different it will look in the summer!

Boise Diva said...

I would never have guessed what I was looking at without the explanation.

Becky said...

I think the "askew" angle is great! And I've only ever been to one Orangerie, and it was at Kensington Palace in London. You mean they actually have the orange trees portable and move them in and out for the seasons? What does it look like when they're outside? And what happens here?

DaveM said...

I like it as it makes you think about the picture more.

m_m said...

Beautiful! Your perspective is very interesting! Wonderful photo!

cieldequimper said...

@Becky: orangeries are places where orange trees are allowed to winter! So yes, the orange trees will be carried out at some stage but it's still too cool and there's a popular saying in France that it can freeze until May... We don't want those orange trees to freeze!

Jackie said...

I quite often do photos 'on the skew' (one coming up tomorrow!), I think it often works really well. I like this a lot.

Cezar and Léia said...

So different!I took time to understand what it was about in the picture...I didn't know about this process or special place for orange trees!Very nice to know!Thanks !
Léia :-)

Mountainboy said...

Every day is a school day... I didn't realise orange trees were moved in and out of doors either.

Not that I have ever tried to grow one!

I'd like to see it in mid summer.

Per Stromsjo said...

Well, why not? After all, the Earth's axis is tilted 23 degrees from the plane of orbit about the Sun. That's why we have a bright season coming up. Good for those orange trees! :)

Bergson said...

Un oranger sur le sol irlandais, On ne le verra jamais .....

Virginia said...

This is gorgeous. I enlarged it and those topiaries are amazing. I must see this on my visit soon!
V

Frankie / Nick said...

You have a very interesting way to present photography. A lesson not to be forgotten. Excellent.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

What a fantastic picture! How I wish to be there! Thank you for sharing with us.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

It's simply stunning !!!

Arnaud said...

Seems you love tilted images ! ;-) That one is really great. Give me a different view of a classic courtyard in winter ! Well done.