Monday, 3 August 2009

Gare de Versailles-Chantiers

A while back, I showed you the inside of the right bank train station. I have yet to show you the outside. Until that happens, here's another of Versailles' three main train stations: Chantiers. This is where you head out to Chartres and Normandy, or the other way to Paris Montparnasse. I was so glad that the moon had risen above the building when I took the picture last Tuesday evening! Can you spot it?
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Il y a quelques temps, je vous montrais l'intérieur de la gare rive droite. En attendant de vous en montrer l'extérieur, voici une autre des trois principales gares versaillaises : Chantiers. C'est de là que partent les trains pour Chartres et la Normandie, ou vers Montparnasse à l'Est. J'étais trop contente de voir la lune au-dessus mardi dernier en prenant la photo ! Vous la voyez ?

19 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

A bit faint, but there it is. Beautiful sky...

Jacob said...

Such a nice-looking train station. We took a bus to the Palace, so didn't go through any of the stations.

And yes, I embiggened the photo and there it was...that nice little slice of moon...

That sky is sooo blue! Beautiful!

James said...

I wish that I was there right now. I've been to Paris,Chartres and Rouen in Normandy but I've never stopped at Versailles. The sky is so wonderfully blue.

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, yes, I remember this. I think my family once got very lost trying to find it and then get the right train.

Clueless in Boston said...

It's a very modern looking station.

Olivier said...

Pour la lune, je donne ma langue au chat ;)...

Tash said...

Interesting architecture - different than I expected. I can see the crescent moon! I like the people in the photo too with the young woman in a blue dress complimenting the sky. And the round street lamps. Lots of interesting details.

Olivier said...

Yesssssssssssss je l'ai vu ;o))

Regarde la vie said...

Je n'aime pas trop les gares... Le quai des aurevoir...

Bergson said...

il n'y a pas de I à SNCF je vois pas l'intérêt du point

Cergie said...

La lune... Serait ce la lune nouvelle ? Elle est toujours au ciel en journée, mais on ne la voit pas d'hab si on n'y prête attention, il me semble qu'elle troue ton ciel bleu.
J'ai déjà pris le train à la gare chantier, pas loin du lycée la Bruyère si mes souvenirs sont exacts...

Per Stromsjo said...

A moon and a train station. What else does one need? Ah, a memory stick with some space left!

B SQUARED said...

A nice capture. Took me awhile but I finally saw the Moon. Cheers!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Cieldequimper:

We just returned from Northern Ohio, the Lake Erie, Marblehead, Oberlin area. I'll have to say that Lake Erie is a clean and inviting, beautiful lake with a fabulous shoreline. It totally surpassed my expectations. Northern Ohio is full of miles and miles of pasture, barns, bays, harbors, islands, at least one lighthouse, stunning blue skies, Orthodox churches, cute little shops.....

Unfortunately, other people don't usually want to be around me when I am in "photographer mode." So I didn't capture nearly as many photos as I'd hoped.

It is so fun to discover a new region of one's own country. Thanks for asking.

Mrs. GDP

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Regarding traveling. Before adventuring back to France, I am going to read the archives of every CDP site I can get my eyes on for France and plan my trip around those sites. Seeing this train station in this great photo just makes me want to visit your fine country again!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The station is quite attractive, especially the rounded front and the arched windows.

Halcyon said...

Le ciel est si bleu ! J’ai pris le train de Montparnasse à Versailles plusieurs fois. C’est une jolie gare.

Une petite question : comment as-tu fait pour avoir les boites à cocher avec tes commentaires ? J’ai essayé de le faire sur mon blog, mais ils n’apparaissent toujours pas. Je me demande si je dois activer qq’chose.

m_m said...

Yes, I can see it:) Nice shot!

Tammie Lee said...

Look at that blue sky, amazing. Ours is smoke filled from fires in British Columbia.