Saturday, 11 July 2009

Le bassin du dragon

This is a detail of the dragon's basin in the palace grounds. The young Apollo kills the snake Python with a single arrow. I shall be away for a fortnight, I would have liked to schedule some posts but the functionality has stopped working since mid-June and still isn't fixed. See you in two weeks and enjoy July! Oh, and those who might be around could check out the picnic in the palace grounds on July 14, French National Day (or Bastille day I believe it is called) from 11:30 am. More info on the palace website which I can't seem to get to switch to English right now.
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Voici un détail du bassin du dragon dans le parc du château. Le jeune Apollon tue le serpent Python d'une flèche. Je m'en vais pour une quinzaine, j'aurais aimé pouvoir programmer quelques photos mais la fonctionnalité ne marche plus depuis mi-juin et n'est toujours pas réparée. A dans deux semaines, profitez bien du mois de juillet ! Ah, et pour ceux qui restent, vous pourriez avoir envie de participer au pique-nique républicain du 14 juillet près du grand canal ou aller écouter Christophe, à moins que vous ne préfériez les grandes eaux. Plus d'infos en cliquant sur les liens.

22 comments:

Jacob said...

Wonderful shot, Ciel. The light is magnificent. I am frustrated, though, 'cause you keep showing all these beautiful things which we must have missed when we were there.

I guess we're going to have to make another trip!

Have a wonderful time. Hope you are healing well. Take lots of good photos! It just ain't gonna be the same without you on CDP!

Bob Crowe said...

I think scheduled posting is fixed. Mine went up at the proper time this morning.

This is a wild, imaginative sculpture and well captured. Apollo looks like he is 8 years old. The sea monster looks like one of those mutant fish that live in polluted rivers.

We'll miss you but enjoy your holiday.

Natalie said...

What a great photo. The light is perfect!
I hope you have a great time away.

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful looking sculpture. Have a wonderful holiday.

Meri said...

Have a lovely time on holiday. I'll miss your posts.

Dina said...

An exciting and beautiful scene. I miss the grand mythology artworks, but the rabbis would never allow such a thing in Israel.
Have a good time away. Be careful should you meet any dragons or pythons. :)

B SQUARED said...

Enjoy your break!

Tammie Lee said...

Wishing you are wonderful time away!!!
Your photo of this charming water feature is fantastic!

JM said...

Fantastic shot! Beautiful art work!
Enjoy your holidays! See you.

m_m said...

Great details! Happy holidays!

Neva said...

Have a happy holiday! I love your photo. and it is frustrating when you can't post in advance...sometimes it works for me and sometimes it does not!

akarui said...

Une photo rafraichissante avec ce bassin. Tres bonnes vacances!

Siam said...

romantique cette belle image, je te souhaite excellent vacances dommage que cela ne fonctionne pas pour les photos, assez curieux longtemps.

alice said...

Bonnes vacances!

Per Stromsjo said...

That Apollo fellow is right on target.

Cergie said...

Le bassin du dragon... Ressemblant plutôt à un serpent de mer, je trouve le cygne plus effrayant... Une très belle lumière du soir, tu soignes ta sortie.
Tu as sauté le mur et disparu dans l'ombre sombre du parc ? J'espère que tu n'as oublié ni ton arc ni ta flèche.
Bonnes vacances !

Bergson said...

bonnes vacances en dragon
le genou est remis ?

Small City Scenes said...

Enjoy your two weeks and we will be here when you return. MB

dyanna said...

Beautiful pictures.I like your blog.

glasgowdailyphoto said...

That is a really fantastic picture. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday, and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon :)
Jackie

Dusty Lens said...

I wish you a good trip!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing picture!
Greetings from Luxembourg
Cezar