Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes VIII: vidéo du bassin de Latone

A night view of a detail of the inner courtyard of the palace, and a bonus video of Leto fountain which I have shown you here. I love the powerful sound of the water and the background baroque music, just barely audible. Bringing water and so much pressure was a huge technical feat in the day and age of Louis the 14th.
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Une vue nocturne -et très partielle- de la cour intérieure du château et en bonus, une vidéo du Bassin de Latone que je vous montrais ici. J'aime le bruit puissant de l'eau et la musique baroque en fond à peine audible. Amener l'eau et surtout la pression furent une prouesse technique énorme du temps de Louis XIV.

video

I am now away again, this time in Quimper. VDP continues automatically. See you soon.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

That first photo is just a superb composition any way you look at it! Almost spooky and yet I'd love to walk about and soak up the atmosphere!

Very well done, Ciel.

Hope you're having even more fun than you had in N.A.

Boise Diva said...

Thanks for sharing the experience.

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful night photo of the chateau royal!

Petrea said...

I don't think it could be more gorgeous.

Olivier said...

merci pour la video, superbe avec les lumieres dans (et sur) la fontaine

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful columns!Thanks for sharing the video!
Léia :)

Un regard offert said...

C'est du grand spectacle !

tapirgal said...

Wow! The video was quite amazing. I had no idea the water flowed so fast and made such beautiful patterns. It was certainly a combined work of art and science . . . and fortunately in that century they became good at both. The water patterns are something else!!!

Bergson said...

j'aime cette lumière