Saturday, 23 May 2009

Le grand canal

The grand canal in the palace grounds.

22 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, this is really massive! Very beautiful!
God bless you!

Jacob said...

I have several shots like this one except when we were there it was so cold most people did not venture out on the grounds.

Thanks for the memories!

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, I recognize that! If I lived where you do I buy a yearly pass to the palace and grounds and go shoot there over and over.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. That is the iconic shot of Versailles. I love it.

Hilda said...

What a fantastic photo! There's so much to see and everything — the sculptures, the gardens and the canal — are so beautiful!

Don and Krise said...

Oh, I could spend days there walking and photographing. That is simply amazing.

Dina said...

Look at the height of those hedges!
Are those boats on the water? Fun.

Can you believe I've never seen France. Except for a 24-hour visit to Taize. Thanks for showing me all that I missed.

Vogon Poet said...

Great shot of a wonderful park.

cieldequimper said...

@ Bob Crowe: I wish I had the courage. The crowds just kind of repel me... Yesterday was so beautiful (raining now) that I shot enough to keep me going for a while!
@ Dina: well, I've never been to Taizé... ;-)

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful. great series. Look at the long curly hair on Andre. MB

m_m said...

Oh! Wow! Wonderful place! I would like to spend there all day:) Excellent photo! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

It's gorgeous!!

B Squared said...

Magnifique!

Bergson said...

un peu d'élan et hop un plongeon vite fait losqu'il fait chaud

paulboo said...

It's certainly a beautiful place :o)
Must get there again sometime, my previous visit was a bit rushed in '95 when I was taking part in the Paris - Brest - Paris bike ride...

JM said...

Mr. le Notre knew what he was doing! This perspective is just fabulous!

DaveM said...

Dont the trees and grass look good. i think this is the best time of year.

glasgowdailyphoto said...

This is what I think of when I think of Versailles - it has been over 20 years since I was there, but this is the bit I remember (except I also remember the weather wasn't as good as this!).

Steffe said...

Magnificent.

Dina said...

I bet you'd like Taize. Got a week to be there with the young people?

Catherine said...

Un canal rigoureusement droit encadré par ces arbres taillés au carré, on aime la rigueur à Versailles.
Belle perspective, si agréable baignée de soleil.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful shot. I had no idea the palace grounds were so extensive!