Thursday, 18 June 2009

La pièce d'eau des suisses

Do you remember the orangerie? If not, you can have a peek by clicking here. In that post, I was telling you that the small lake in the background was the "Swiss Water". Here's a closer, and lower view of it. It was dug by a Swiss guards regiment between 1679 and 1682, hence its name.
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Vous souvenez-vous de l'orangerie ? Séance de rattrapage par ici. Au fond se trouve la pièce d'eau des suisses, que voici vue de plus près et de moins haut ! Elle doit son nom au régiment des gardes-suisses qui creusa le lac de 13 hectares.

22 comments:

Neva said...

I remember the orangerie.....I was very impressed when I saw it and your photos remind me how large it was!

Jacob said...

Blissful!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nicely composed and bordered by the giant trees on either side.

Bob Crowe said...

It looks and feels like a great gateway, a passage into something more peaceful.

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, avec les arbres comme cadre.

Per Stromsjo said...

A well-framed spot for a picnic?

Vogon Poet said...

Enchanting is the word, every shade of green is the colour.

That is the chicken said...

Nice framing in this spot. It looks like a peaceful shady spot to hang out on a hot day.

Laurent said...

Très bien cadrée et belle luminosité.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and well captured IMage..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Cezar and Léia said...

Bravo Ciel!!!!
This place is breathtaking!
Léia

Halcyon said...

J'aime bien les verts. Superbe photo!

Small City Scenes said...

A beautiful shot framed by nature. I love it. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the way you framed this photo. Very pretty.

tapirgal said...

This view looks so different from the photo of the orangerie where the Swiss Water was in the background. I love the colors and the lighting - it almost looks unreal.

Cergie said...

La lumière est belle, elle me rappelle celle autour de l'étang de Monet, c'est l'humidité qui diffuse le soleil. Les feuilles transparentes sont un must.
(J'espère que ton genou et ton APN vont mieux.)

Carraol said...

Beautiful composition and great light of the lake and trees!

Dina said...

Oh, so that's why it is Swiss Water! Funny name.

Hope you are on the mend.

Catherine said...

Une champêtre porte arborée pour accéder à cette pièce d'eau.
Belle déclinaison de verts.
Très jolie photo.

akarui said...

J'aime bien ton cadrage entre les 2 arbres. Superbe photo.

Russ said...

Lovely! So peaceful.

glasgowdailyphoto said...

This is an absolutely perfect shot! I feel calmer just looking at it.