Monday, 2 March 2009

Saturday at the palace entrance


The relentless flow: a typical sight at the entrance of the palace, taken a couple of weeks ago. This last Saturday was a very mild, beautiful day, so the same scene would have seen less coats and no hoods! The palace welcomes over 3 million visitors every year.
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Le flux ininterrompu : vue typique de l'entrée du château, prise il y a deux semaines. Ce dernier samedi, le temps a été presque printanier, il y aurait eu des manteaux plus légers et pas de capuches ! Plus de 3 millions de personnes visitent le château chaque année.

24 comments:

Catherine said...

Courage ! une longue montée vous attend.....et une longue file d'attente. Vos efforts seront récompensés.
Créative, la façon dont tu as joué avec les couleurs. Une petite touche de magie.

Antjas said...

Are those all CDP members with their cameras?

Steffe said...

I like what you have done here.

Sherrlyn Borkgren Photography said...

http://www.lovesimplyhappens.com says...Sweet. I'm curious who those people are?

arctic dreamer said...

The statue is magnifique

Guy D said...

Love all your photography, I added your wonderful blog to my followers list and see more of your work and Versailles.

Cheers!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful photograph! We were two of those tourists last year. The Paris museum pass was a great way to beat the queues.

Petrea said...

Isn't it the truth, Dusty Lens! That pass worked wonders for us in 2006. And we loved Versailles, not just the palace but the town as well.

Lovely photo, Cieldequimper! It reminds me of the thrill I felt as I stepped through the gates. I wonder if the rulers who lived there knew how privileged they were?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That's a lot of visitors every year! It's wonderful for the local economy, though. I bet there are many eateries close by that do very well. ;-)

Olivier said...

bien vu la photo et le traitement tres original. + de 3 millions de personnes, c'est impressionnant.

alice said...

J'aime beaucoup la façon dont tu as travaillé cette photo! Je te souhaite un bon lundi (j'ai lu chez Olivier que tu n'aimais pas trop le démarrage de la semaine...)

Juergen Kuehn said...

Dark drifting clouds and a spot of sunlight - what a great expression.

JM said...

3 million visitors! Wow!

Karen said...

Beautiful photos.. I didn't go when I was there in December because my friend didn't want to wait in line. I must take Dusty Lens's advice and get a Museum Pass on my next visit.

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been having a hard time accessing some blogs but everything seems to be OK now. MB

cieldequimper said...

@ Alice: Aujourd'hui a été une journée très dure, tu vois il est 19 h 46 et je n'ai qu'une envie c'est d'aller me pieuter...
@those wondering who those people are: tourists!

Jacob said...

God, I love that place! I could spend a month wandering around inside and out. It's so incredibly beautiful. Great photo and it brings back many good memories! Thanks!

Tammie Lee said...

Amazing how you captured the statue lit up in a lovely way against that dark sky~ my eye is pulled right to it.

Bergson said...

Superbe effet

Marie-Noyale said...

Les vendeurs de Tour Eiffel en plastique ne sont pas encore arrives!!!
Un tres beau cile pour faire ressortir cette statue.

Marie-Noyale said...

Un beau CIEL... sorry

raf said...

Really like the composition here as well as the effect from highlighting the colors and contrasting the light and shadow in select places. Beautiful image, Sam!

Neva said...

I have been at this very gate and yes it was very crowded on a very cold, blustery day in March of 2004!Nice shot.

Carraol said...

Beautiful work the mix of color and B&W to show this incredible place, thanks for sharing it. Cheers.