Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Au bal de Versailles

On Monday, I was telling you about the Versailles period costume ball. Here are a few more pictures I hope you will enjoy in... regal fashion!
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Lundi, je vous entretenais du bal de Versailles. Voici quelques photos supplémentaires que j'espère que vous apprécierez de manière... royale !

28 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah - the owners of those happy feet, one presumes. Must have been a ball. (Oh, so it was in fact!)

Jacob said...

I'm impressed with the costumes! Where was the ball held - on the grounds of the Palace? What costume did you wear?

That is the chicken said...

What fun! who goes to these balls? Were you there in costume? Do they rent these amazing outfits?

Cezar and Léia said...

The sun in the first picture is so great! It seems that if the gate is open everybody will be personally greeted by the sun...
Great capture!
Cezar

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful looking costumes.

gogouci said...

What fun! Did you participate?

Bergson said...

Cette photo est mal cadrée nous ne te voyons pas dans cette magnifique robe .

Quel dommage !!

Si@m said...

Très bien cette photo du soleil très puissant, tu es une passionnées de cette époque, cela se ressent sur ton blog. Merci beaucoup pour ton message.

Saretta said...

What sumptuous costumes!

m_m said...

Great shots! I like especially the first one - this gate in the sun rays looks like a gate to another world:)

Cergie said...

Le contre jour passé à la grille à frites donne à la photo du dessus des airs de bal des vampires....

JM said...

These could be frames from Sofia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette'! :-)

B Squared said...

Fabulous. Love these "period" shots.

Sharon said...

Those costumes are just gorgeous!

Tanya said...

Did you get to dress up? I've always wanted to wear one of these gorgeous dresses and have my hair done. They were so fashionable! I love to watch Marie Antoinette because of the costumes!

Laurent said...

Très belles photos

cieldequimper said...
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cieldequimper said...

@ tous : le soleil pour le roi soleil, ça s'imposait...
@ Cergie : une grille à frites ? Le bal des vampires ? As-tu lu le journal lundi ? Il était question de mystérieuses hémorragies parmi les participants, ce lundi.
@ all: no, I didn't dress up and didn't participate. Not my crowd plus I would be more into older history than that of Versailles. I suppose it could have been fun. The ball wasn't held at the palace but the gates were the meeting point.

Becky said...

Ooh, I really like the shot of the costumes. Very artsy and it captures the mood of the moment perfectly. The sunburst in the top shot is also quite beautiful.

Marguerite-Marie said...

absolument féérique! et les derniers billets avec l'illustration du thème très originale.
Je viens de dérouler tous les billets en retard et je te dis Bravo!!!
bises de Bretagne

Catherine said...

On sonne à la grille du château !
Laquais, ouvrez je vous prie.

meretnature said...

bonsoir , merci pour ta visite , j'avoue que ces costumes d un autre temps sont bien beaux , bonne soirée

Bob Crowe said...

I am very glad we are not expected to dress like that any more. it may have looked elegant but imagine the dry cleaning bills today.

alice said...

Un mets de roi, ce contre-jour subtil et ce rai de soleil sur les costumes...J'adore le commentaire de Bob, moi j'avais pensé à la chaleur mais pas à la note du pressing!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Don't shoot me but I prefer jeans. ;-)

m_m said...

Hehe - it seems to be that you have moved to the XVII century, but please, be back:)
Stunning first photo, superb light composition.

White Oleander said...

This is the type of bal I'd like to attend:)

Ann (MobayDP) said...

wow! what fun! :) I wonder where they get their costumes? And especially those shoes!