Thursday, 4 June 2009

Au bal de Versailles, bis

Three more photos of Versailles ball... The last ones, I promise! You will no doubt recognize the gent's shoes...
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Encore trois photos du bal de Versailles. Après, j'arrête, promis ! Vous aurez reconnu les chaussures de monsieur...

28 comments:

Laurent said...

Pas de problèmes pour ces nouvelles photos ... je ne m'en lasse pas !

Pour ce qui est de ta question sur l'animation tennis devant l'hôtel de ville je crois bien qu'elle y était déjà samedi mais je n'étais pas à Paris alors on te laisse le bénéfice du doute !

bfarr said...

I have really enjoyed your photos of period clothing.

That is the chicken said...

J'aime beaucoup le photo secondaire...c'est les mains! Ils sont plein de character (don't know the French for that last word!)

Bob Crowe said...

You know, it might be fun to dress up like that if I could wear it to court (legal, not royal).

Jacob said...

Such interesting costumery! But you didn't tell me what you wore to the ball...

Bergson said...

mais on n'aime bien dommage que je n'ai pas de tenue adéquate pour m'y rendre sinon tu m'aurais gardé une place sur ton carnet de bal ?

cieldequimper said...

@Jacob: yes, I did, yesterday...

Vogon Poet said...

How can I forget a pair of shoes like that!

cieldequimper said...

@ Bergson : si j'y étais allée, bien sûr !

Keropok Man said...

After this, they keep these clothing till next year? :-)

Hilda said...

I wouldn't mind at all if you posted more photos of the ball. I absolutely adore the costumes!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow I can not imagine myself wearing these garments!
But no doubt these costumes are fabulous!
Cezar

Leif Hagen said...

Bonjour Royal feet! Regal feet! Versailles feet meet French feet! Marie Antoinette feet to meet and greet? How's the heat on the feet? Ball feet, fancy feet, party feet! Your costume ball FEET are a treat! EAGAN daily photo feet greet again from my friendly Minnesota street! Au revoir Cieldequimper feet!

Halcyon said...

J’ai chaud juste en leur regardant ! Même si ces vêtements sont beaux, je suis contente qu’aujourd’hui on puisse porter des jupes courtes, des pantalons et des t-shirts !

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Wonderful! I would love to see this.

Sharon

Russ said...

Very nice! It'd be fun to wear the clothes. The wigs - not so much. Seems itchy!

Becky said...

I don't mind all the pictures...you've got some great ones and it looks like a fabulous event.

By the way...I HAVE picnicked at Wildwood Park, and it's great! Not many people go there for some reason, and it's a lovely park. Next time you're here, let's do a picnic together there. :)

Becky said...

I don't think you told me why you know WW so well. Is this home, or is France? Or both? :)

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures and some amazing costumes! Could never get enough pictures of this.

Small City Scenes said...

Great costumes--thanks for sharing. I am SOOOO glad nobody dresses that way anymore. I'd be roasting hot. MB

Jacob said...

Oops! I'm very sorry, Ciel - that one slipped by me! Mea culpa!

JM said...

Great costumes, once more!
We will also have a 18th century ball/parade soon celebrating Oeiras anniversary.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Those shoes make my smile grow even wider. I think I hear a giggle. OH! It was me who was giggling. ;-)

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Great detail. It is incredible to think people dressed like this. These guys look elegant and the garments seem to be expensive.

Carraol said...

Great captures of the ball, the costumes are really something and looks fancy, I wonder what music was playing in this event.

elsa said...
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elsa said...

J'ai toujours trouvé qu'au 18ème siècle les gens avaient beaucoup plus de fantaisie quant à leur style vestimentaire. C'était plus coloré que maintenant! Nous nous habillons tristement en général.

Louis la Vache said...

You are probably aware that Louis XIV had Versailles remodeled into what we know today from what was originally a hunting lodge in a swamp. The building architect, Le Vau, and the landscape architect, Le Nôtre, had built Nicolas Fouquet's Vaux-le-Vicomte near Melun. Louis had Fouquet imprisoned but hired Le Vau and Le Nôtre to realize his Versailles dream.