Sunday, 23 August 2009

Promenade à l'ombre dans les jardins du château


It has been VERY hot this week. On Wednesday, the temperature reached 37° C in Paris and 36° C in Versailles. Though the palace grounds are shady enough, not so the palace gardens. Finding shade there is hard!
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La température est montée à 36° mercredi, pas de quoi fouetter un chat me direz-vous. Mais si le parc du château offre une myriade de possibilités d'ombre, ce n'est pas le cas des jardins où il a fallu raser les haies !

25 comments:

BaysideLife said...

Living in Florida, I know about high temps. But look at what all that sunshine has done. Beautiful gardens.

Jacob said...

Beautiful shots, Ciel! It is hard to imagine it being hot there as it was soooooo very cold when we were there two years ago in late June!

Vogon Poet said...

I am trying to write something kind, but sun + Versailles + gardens remind me of a day of the last July...

Sharon said...

What a beautiful little fountain. When the photo first popped on my screen it reminded me of the fountain at the Rodin Museum in Paris.

bfarr said...

Beautiful gardens. Great shot.

James said...

Here we have heat, then heat and rain, then rain and heat etc. It's nice that you went out and took these wonderful pictures.
Most days I've been waiting for better weather.

akarui said...

Pendant mon sejour en France il a fait assez frais. A present l'ombre et la fraicheur des fontaines est sans doute appreciee. De belles photos montrant le jardin de Versailles.

Mario said...

Tout est si bien entretenu! Très intéressant, graphiquement. Vraiment beau.

Clueless in Boston said...

Hot or cold, they are beautiful gardens. It has been extremely hot and humid in Boston too, so I know what you are going through. Cooler days are coming.

Lee Spangler said...

At first I thought the figures kneeling by the fountain were real people cooling off in the heat. Many of the fountains here and especially in Portland have been designed for people to go in and under them.

DaveM said...

Dont knock the heat too much Autumn is coming in quickly here with some trees already starting to change colour.

Gunn White said...

Beautiful design, nice and elegant!:-)

Small City Scenes said...

Palace gardens are always so beautiful and so perfect. Look at all those little trees so perfectly shaped. Job security for the gardeners. LOL
I am sorry it is soo hot. I like it cooler myself. MB

brattcat said...

You are a hero to go out in the heat to take these wonderful photographs. You give us the opportunity to walk there without enduring the blistering temperature.

cieldequimper said...

@VP: so you *did* hate it with a passion! I wonder why! ;-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely shots. Thank you (and your camera) for braving the heat. It has been warm here too but NOT 37°, although with the humidity it felt that warm.

Asta said...

Hello,
Beautiful pictures. I'm glad you ignored the heat and went there to share this with us.

Best regards
Asta

JM said...

These gardens are awesome and your shots are great!
Pretty high temperatures there! Now you know what a regular summer looks like around here! :-)))

Cezar and Léia said...

Difficult to find shade but seems perfect for bright pictures showing those lovely gardens!
God bless you!
Cezar

Un regard offert said...

C'est une promenade royale !

Bob Crowe said...

Wow, that is HOT for France. Paris Plage must be packed. Once when I was taking an adult education French class with a native teacher it got to 40 - 41 here for a few days. Her mother kept calling her from France, convinced that we were all dying in the streets.

tapirgal said...

Your photos are stunning, and they don't look hot. I've been following the Paris weather with a weather bug on my home page, though, so I know it's pretty miserable there right now. This is why all the Parisians leave and the crazy tourists are left there in the heat! I like to visit off season when it's almost cold! But the gardens are lovely. I see that the statue in the background found some shade! It would be hard to find shade under the pointed trees, though!

Antjas said...

I'm going to ignore the weather for the moment and comment on how I envy the guy who gets to trim these shrubs into perfect shapes. I'm not sure if I like such total perfection, but I love the power I have when I wield my power hedge trimmer!!!
Sorry about the heat. Hope you jumped into your cold bathtub to cool down since I know you hate the crowds at the beach.

Cergie said...

Tu t'es donc déplacée hâtivement de haie ombrée en haie ombrée ? Tu as dû finir en nage.
La photo du dessus telle que cadrée ressemble à du Limoges.
:)

Vincent said...

Très beau travail !!!
Est-ce retouché ?
Voir photrom.fr et romtop.blogspot.com
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