Sunday, 9 August 2009

La sieste dans le domaine de Madame Elisabeth

After lunch nap on a Sunday afternoon in the former grounds of Madame Elisabeth, sister of Louis the 16th. For more views of the park and the Orangerie taken in February and May, click on the "Montreuil" label below.
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Dimanche après-midi de farniente dans le parc du domaine de Madame Elisabeth, soeur de Louis XVI. Pour plus de photos du domaine et de l'Orangerie, cliquez sur le tag "Montreuil" ci-dessous.

24 comments:

Steffe said...

Looks like a nice place for a nap. Very lush.

Vogon Poet said...

I would like to sit there with a book, doing nothing (the book just to set the tone).
You could say farniente in French? I love it!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! You have the evidence! (I LOVE shots of people who don't suspect that you've captured them with a camera.)

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks like a wonderful place to sit on a bench and read the newspaper, or a book.

Jacob said...

Looks like just the place for a lunch nap, or for lunch and then a nap, for for lunch only, or for merely a nap!

I think one could sit there and drink in that scenery!

James said...

I like this place, so green and so nice.

Small City Scenes said...

What a splendid place to rest one's eyes. MB

JM said...

What a gorgeous place for a nap! :-)

cieldequimper said...

@Jacob: yes, you're right, there are several possible combinations!

Sharon said...

My eyes are almost blinded by the GREEN. We don't see as much green in the desert of Arizona.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Lovely and inviting. This looks like a great place to spend an enjoyable day.

Sharon

Lee Spangler said...

It evokes childhood memories of going on such paths with my parents... A special way to spend a Sunday or any day for that matter.

Bob Crowe said...

But you must have a nap after a traditional French Sunday lunch! It is a marathon of pleasure.

BaysideLife said...

Such a pretty and lush setting. I don't think I could close my eyes in such a place. Though I could get VERY relaxed.

tapirgal said...

This is really beautiful. I love the little person in the huge green world. The colors are great!

Per Stromsjo said...

I wouldn't mind napping away engulfed in all that green.

bfarr said...

very peaceful looking place.

1ondoncalling said...

What a verdant lush!

Tammie Lee said...

This is a wonderful photo, so lush and inviting. A perfect place to nap, read, write, stroll, draw and so much more!
Spirithelpers

m_m said...

Great place! So full of green:) Perfect for relax:)

White Oleander said...

The perfect place to read:)

Carlos Lorenzo said...

What an exuberant vegetation. It must be difficult to stay awake on one of those benches.

Jim Steinbach said...

I lived at L'Orangerie du Domaine de Madame Élisabeth (when it was still a home) 26, rue du Champ Lagarde ~ VERSAILLES while going to school in Varsailles in 1979 - 1980. The garden was always such a quiet oasis and I will always remember the time spent there.

Mauro said...

C'est drôle! Moi et mon mec étions dans le parc le même jour, et il a fait une photo du même endroit; on a vu aussi la même personne assise. :)