Tuesday, 12 May 2009

L'escalier monumental de l'hôtel de ville

After yesterday's outside view of Versailles Town Hall, here's an inside view of the great staircase. You will no doubt have noticed how chaste one is here...
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Après la vue extérieure de l'hôtel de ville, voici un détail de l'escalier à l'intérieur. Vous noterez la chasteté...

23 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah, that's a relief. After all, this is a family show! ;)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful staircase. ;-)

Olivier said...

un bel ange comme gardien de cet immense escalier

Jacob said...

What a wonderful staircase. Hard to believe such "chasteness" happens in France. Another super photo, Ciel!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Gorgeous photo, I really hope that one day I'll get to see it in person! Thank you for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked the "harp"! Beautiful composition!
Léia

B Squared said...

Chaste only begins to describe it.

gogouci said...

Absolutely gorgeous staircase railing. Great pic.

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, very modest. An uplifting subject as you mount the stairs but also puzzling. What is that flowing mass of stone between the angel's arms and under his chin?

Clueless in Boston said...

Magnificent. I love the iron railing and marble stairs. It is absolutely stunning.

Tammie Lee said...

The way you have shot the staircase is lovely!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous staircase. i love the angle and elegance. Thanks for all of your comments and I am glad your enjoying the cactus flowers and Chihuly! Sorry for my delay in responding. Unfortunately work is getting in my way. I will have a nightscapes series during the next week. I used tips from my night photography class.

Hilda said...

So chaste, our little old Catholic ladies will go into conniptions if they see this! :)

Marvelous balustrade and lovely sculpture.

Catherine said...

Accueillis en musique.
Une tête d'ange sur un corps d'homme. Pourquoi pas ! (Je trouve toutefois que les proportions ne sont pas respectées)

Laurent said...

C'est là que mes parents se sont mariés !

Tash said...

Very grand! the curve of the staircase is so beautiful and the statue seems in motion. Excellent photography.

Bergson said...

L'ange accompagne t il les mariés en musique ?

Dusty Lens said...

Fig leaves seem to be the norm. A grand staircase, magnificent details.

Marie-Noyale said...

j'ai ma reponse avec Dusty Lens..
Je me disais bien que cela ne ressemblait pas a une feuille de vigne!!!

Halcyon said...

C'est drôle la feuille ! Pensent-t-ils vraiment qu’on ne sait pas ce qu’elle cache ? :)

D'âpres ton nom, j'imagine que tu viens de Quimper. Connais-tu Edern ? J'avais de la famille là-bas et je connais la région assez bien. J'étais longtemps à Rennes aussi. C'est super jolie la Bretagne, mais les Yvelines sont beaux aussi.
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Frankie / Nick said...

What an elegant staircase for a townhall. Impressive.

Steffe said...

I'd have to agree with everyone else here.

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous!