Sunday, 1 November 2009

November City Daily Photo Theme: Doorways




This month's City Daily Photo theme is doorways. Easy in Versailles. This is one of the grandest examples. It's the former war, marine and foreign affairs ministry of king Louis the 15th. It was built in 1762 by Jean-Baptiste Berthier. A few details of this gorgeous building located on the Avenue of the American Independence caught my eye. England signed the treaty of Paris in Versailles in 1783, thus ending the American war of Independence... It is now the main public library of the city. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
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Le thème du mois de novembre des City Daily Photo blogueurs est: portails. Facile pour Versailles. Ceci est le portail de l'ancien ministère de la marine et des affaires étrangères de Louis XV, construit en 1762 par Jean-Baptiste Berthier. Quelques détails de cette merveille située Avenue de l'Indépendance Américaine (du fait de la reconnaissance de l'indépendance américaine par l'Angleterre à Versailles en 1783) m'ont attiré l'oeil. Aujourd'hui, l'immeuble abrite la bibliothèque municipale principale.

35 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Perfect example of the theme. And it is so beautiful. I like all the gargoyles and such.
It isn't the 1st yet here but soon enough. MB

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

stunning door. one of the best for today and the photo collage of the artistic details is superb!

Jacob said...

All I can say is wow! I thought VP's door was super, but this beats that one! Incredible and so beautiful! Your photos are excellent, too, and really show the wonderful details!

akarui said...

La vue d'ensemble est superbe et le collage permet d'apprecier certains details.
Bon dimanche.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful doorway. It's truly magnificent.

Leif Hagen said...

Very interesting, important, intricate doorway! A grand theme day photo!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your photos of the details really enhance the presentation. Thank you.

Yes, the door theme does seem to be perfect for places like Versailles, with elegant doorways. My post is not due to be posted for a few more hours, but it was a challenge for me because so many places in our area, such as restaurants and hotels, do not even have doors because it is always warm and restaurants and hotel lobbies are open to the air.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love this blog as well as your RANDOM blog. Those green shoes are fabulous. Your photo is a great kick off to theme day for us!

Petrea said...

That is some door!

James said...

That door is amazing. I love all the details, it's really a work of art.

Dina said...

Magnificent!
So you have an Avenue of the American Independence, eh? I seem to have forgotten where that treaty was signed. Another good link between our countries.

Julie said...

Golly what an imposing door. I am so pleased that you took some of the detail shots. It is not always easy to make important details out from the landscape shot.

Magnificent example for our Theme Day.

Ineke said...

What a great doorway!

BaysideLife said...

Wow. There's a lot to see on that doorway. I'm sure each embellishment has some symbolism and meaning. So beautiful.

PERBS said...

How ownderful tht such a work of art as this is now a public library where one doesn't need to check out a book to enjoy art appreciation!

Jilly said...

Staggering but then I'd expect nothing less from Versailles. Great details.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Doorways. Doorways to Heaven. Doorways to Hades. Doorways to Hearts. Doorways to Religion. I guess there are more than enough doorways to satisfy every soul but it looks like you already got the prettiest ones.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

WOW! This is a magnificent doorway! I had forgotten about the Treaty of Versailles. (Canada has never won its independence from England, but we won't talk about that just now. ;-) )

Cezar and Léia said...

Très intéressant!
J'ai adoré tous les détails!
Léia

White Oleander said...

This is a gorgeous doorway. Happy theme day.

Asta said...

Hi C,

Magnificent! It's sooo beautiful. So full of fantastic details.

Best regards
Asta

bfarr said...

Great example of the theme and a wonderful doorway. I love the blue/gold combination of colors. If our library looked like that I might visit more often.

Vogon Poet said...

I could spend an hour and a memory card in front of this, shooting every minor detail... Simply gorgeous, one of the best choice for this Theme Day!

tapirgal said...

That was very weird about the verification word! It's ironic, because the Web Police try to clean us all up and be super family friendly. Although you could make any number of friendly or unfriendly "stories" out of this one! We have some trouble in the online store trying to describe the habits and physiology of animals. We found that the word "adult" was probably getting us into trouble! So we started having "parent" animals. Crazy. Sometimes the verification words are pretty funny.

Bergson said...

Un portail de notable !!

aller astiquez un peu que ça brille

brattcat said...

Magnificent, CQ!

Rob and Mandy said...

C'est superbe, quelle porte! J'aime beaucoup le lion!

Halcyon said...

What a beautiful door. Excellent choice for the theme day.

Happy November!!

Bob Crowe said...

I'm sure you have more grand doorways percapita than any city in the world. A very good sample here.

Sharon said...

What a perfectly fabulous door!

Carraol said...

Magnificent library entrance, its architecture are amazing. Beautiful post for today and always!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Love these doorway shots!! What a great idea.

Sharon

JM said...

This is gorgeous!!! Glad you have shown the details.

Gunn White said...

just SUPERB!:-)

Marie-Noyale said...

Trop facile quand on habite Versailles ce Theme!! C'est pas juste!!
Superbe porte.