Thursday, 7 May 2009

Jardins de l'hôtel particulier de Madame Du Barry

This is a peek into the garden of what once was Madame Du Barry's house on the avenue de Paris. Maybe you will notice the horse chestnut in full pink bloom on the right. I will tell you more about the royal mistress... In the meantine, here's her portrait, executed by the talented and pretty Elisabeth Vigée-Le Brun.
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Une vue du jardin de la courtisane Mme Du Barry, avenue de Paris. On distingue tout juste un marronnier en fleurs à droite. En attendant un peu d'histoire, voici son portrait, exécuté par la talentueuse et jolie Elisabeth Vigée-Le Brun.

14 comments:

That is the chicken said...

what a great angle...and what a fabulous blue sky!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love the blues and greens in the garden.

Jacob said...

What makes this shot so special is the hanging lamp...I don't know why...maybe it pulls everything together and leads to a focus on the middle.

Anyway, all that blather means I like it a lot!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Ciel!
Always your posts are perfect!Great job!
hummmmmmm royal mistress, it looks very interesting !I want to read more about her!
Many thanks
Léia

Bob Crowe said...

du Barry was quite elegant gold digger, wasn't she? But in the end she met le rasoir national like so many of her kind. Money - or sex with rich people - doesn't buy happiness.

PERBS said...

Love how you got that tall lamp post in the photo. Beautiful scene. You have an interesting topic to write about and share photos.

Olivier said...

courtisane, ça valait le coup, un bel hôtel particulier et un superbe jardin...

Frankie / Nick said...

Oh the lush greenery and the blue blue sky are to be envied.

Steffe said...

A great photo, love the colors. I couldn't wait so I googled the lady. Interesting reading it was!

Catherine said...

Beau pavillon ! Etre dans les bonnes grâces de Louis XV n'était pas négligeable.
Elle l'a payé cher à la révolution, remarque.

B Squared said...

Wonder how many fascinating people have strolled in the garden.

Becky said...

It looks like such a lovely spring day!

m_m said...

Nice shot! Everything is in so great colour - green:)

Clueless in Boston said...

I love the lantern in the garden, very pretty.