Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes II : le Grand Canal et le Bassin du Sud


Symphony in blues and pinks last Saturday at the palace! Above, the Grand Canal with Leto basin in the foreground and left, the South basin.
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Symphonie en bleu et rose au château, samedi soir ! Ci-dessus le Grand Canal avec le Bassin de Latone au premier plan et à gauche, le Bassin du Sud.

32 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Gorgeous images, my favorite is the second one.

tapirgal said...

Gorgeous colors! It truly is a symphony. Must have been so nice to watch it. I also like the second one. From this angle, it looks like you have almost as much water as we do :) But the sculptures we don't have. . . .

akarui said...

Superbe spectacle les eaux nocturnes de Versailles. Et les photos sont tres belles.
Je ne sais ou se trouve l'hotel Nikko mais j'ai pris la photo a partir de l'allee des cygnes (pont de Grenelle)

Jacob said...

Oh boy, I love these photos! Incredible colors. Must have been great fun! How come you have all the fun? I get stuck taking pictures of totem poles!

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful scene, a beautiful evening under the colorful sky! I enjoy night photography.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful scenes and colors. They look like postcards.

Leif Hagen said...

The colors at the sunset at the palace were remarkable! Fabulous!

James said...

Again I find your pictures stunning! Very, very nice. :-)

Bob Crowe said...

What a good illustration of the grandeur of the palace. Imagine 220 or more years ago, sitting on the terrace facing the pool and gardens, sipping champagne, oblivious to the rest of the world...

Karen said...

I love the sky blue pink in the first one and the yellow fountain in the foreground but the blues in teh second photo are just luscious. Great photos.. and yes sell postcards.. you can get rich. :-)

Lee Spangler said...

Your fountain pix are stunning. Amazing colors. They make a nice collection. I hope you are saving them somehow in a book.

Small City Scenes said...

Fantastic!!!! What super colors.

In regards to your fishing question: yes there are all kinds of rules and regulations. A certain limit, a certain size and certain days. that is why you see so many fishermen out at once. It is a limited fishery anymore. MB

Amit Gupta said...

nice images both of em....nd if i am not wrong the little one on the second image is also known as the cupid.....correct me if i am wrong.....

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice colors in the pictures

Say

Olivier said...

il ne nous manque que la musique pour accompagner cette symphonie de couleurs. j'aime beaucoup la deuxieme photo

Dina said...

Water moving to the sound of classical music and colors in the sky -- sounds very dreamy!

Cergie said...

Je suis d'accord avec Olive, je voulais dire qu'il ne manque plus que les instruments et la musique d'époque : du Lully ou Lalande
[Ces bleus ressemblent au violet de l'encre des encriers tu ne trouves pas ?]
:o/

Buck said...

Gorgeous photos of gorgeous subjects.

brattcat said...

These are so lovely, CQ. They look like brochure photographs, the kind you sit and study, the kind that make you long to go to that place. Nicely done.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really like these shots. They are so inviting!

Halcyon said...

Hyper jolie! Tu me rends jalouse avec toutes ses photos. Franchement, je ne sais pas pourquoi je ne suis jamais allée.

Neva said...

wow...how stunning.....I love the colors but the fountain at the end is a hoot.....

Asta said...

Lovely shots.
Bautiful sunset and magnificant colours. I envy you, C!
Best regards
Asta

glduro_marieloupe said...

What can we say? Wonderful!

Que pouvons-nous dire? Merveilleux!

BaysideLife said...

Really lovely colors. I wish I had extended my visit there to the evening. Maybe next time.

m_m said...

Great, I love the colours of the sky in the first photo. Just amazing!

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant twilight pictures!
God bless you!
Cezar

Mary Helen said...

I will try to go to the Makah Days this week end for you...I've always wanted to go anyhow, just always busy. But I will try - we will see! Love your evening photos...you live in a beautiful world.

JM said...

Gorgeous shots on the two last posts! They are magical! You've captured the most fantastic atmosphere, Ciel!

White Oleander said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning! I seriously want to visit Versailles one day.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Oh, these are just gorgeous! What beautiful colors you see.

Sharon

Allan Alexandre said...

j'ai eu du mal à venir chez toi je poste d'un cyber je tient à te dire merci, j'aime bien la bleu pour cette espace.