Friday, 3 April 2009

Le guet du roy

This little house has intrigued me for years. It's called "le guet du roy" which means the king's look out or watch. I have found no relevant information as to its origins but I've always liked it!
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Cette petite maison m'intrigue depuis fort longtemps. Je n'ai trouvé aucune information pertinente à son égard, mais je l'ai toujours bien aimée !

22 comments:

Jacob said...

Extremely interesting, CQ! I'd love to see the inside. Could it have been used by the King's guards as a place to reconnoiter?

Ash said...

This is a pretty house, indeed!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the way the little building juts out from the bigger one in the background. Amazing how many blogs you follow. How do you get through them all? Addicting isn't it???

Olivier said...

c'est le flatiron building de versailles ;o) par curiosite j'ai cherche et j'ai aussi rien trouve

DaveM said...

Maybe beacause it has views on three sides, so who ever was in there could see who was coming or going.......just a thought. Enjoy the weekend.

Small City Scenes said...

I have always been intrigued by these little wedges of houses. there are a few scattered about Seattle and other cities around here. Neat shot.
Love the theme day yellow shots too. MB

Catherine said...

Une insolite curiosité en effet.
Pourvu qu'elle reste sur ses fondations, en témoignage.
Mais, un guet du Roy à Versailles ne me surprend pas.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Oh - i must look there twice to see the "le guet du roy". Enlarged I found a wonderful doorway of this little house.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful house and there are windows for two different streets!I like that tree in this picture!
Kind Regards
Léia

B Squared said...

Beautiful and intriguing building. What is the Yaki Tokyo in the back?

Annette said...

I can see why you love this building! How beautiful!

gogouci said...

Nice looking quaint king's lookout. Beautiful structure.

Dusty Lens said...

This is a charming little house. This has a good view of both streets.

Clueless in Boston said...

It was probably a marketing name to make it attractive to buyers:) It is an interesting looking building, though. Have a great weekend.

m_m said...

Oh! It is so sweet! Beautiful! Nice photo!

Tammie Lee said...

I like it too. Maybe because it seems to have it's own part of the street. It has more windows I am guessing because of this and such a wonderful shape!

cieldequimper said...

@Clueless in Boston: you could be right, I have thought of that! ;-)

Vogon Poet said...

Enchanting building, very nice shot!

Karen said...

oh, it is charming. I, too, would love to see the inside.

susieofarabia said...

I love buildings like this that are adapted to the space they occupy. It's charming.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It certainly is in a favourable spot for looking out over the road!

Arnaud said...

Nice perspective ! It's amazing how this building has been designed !