Friday, 26 March 2010

Weekend Reflections: le Petit Trianon

I'm cheating: this photo of the Petit Trianon, queen Marie-Antoinette's favourite residence in the palace grounds, was taken about this time last year and isn't quite as clear as I would have liked it to be. Still, it's my contribution to James' Weekend Reflections! For all inside and outside posts of the Petit Trianon castle, click on the label below.
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Je triche : cette photo du Petit Trianon (aussi appelé "chez Marie-Antoinette") a été prise à peu près à cette époque l'année dernière et le reflet n'est pas aussi bon que je l'aurais souhaité, mais c'est quand même ma contribution aux Reflets du Weekend de James ! Pour toutes les photos de l'intérieur et de l'extérieur du Petit Trianon, suivez le lien ci-dessous.

26 comments:

Tash said...

It's very regal and solid looking. The water gives it a more playful appearance. Lovely.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Very impressive building! very beautiful shot.
Darryl and Ruth : )

Jacob said...

I have no freaking clue as to why this is "cheating."

It's a beautiful photograph and needs to disclaimers. Just bask in its glory!

Woody said...

Petit Trianon is a very interesting building, although I'd have never guess it was Marie-Antoinette's favorite residence.

brattcat said...

This is a lovely composition, Ciel. Far better to post it a year late than never to have posted it at all.

Bob Crowe said...

At a glance, I would never guess that this was a picture of the Petit Trianon. It made me think of some dour palace in Scotland.

Hilda said...

It hasn't changed during the past year, has it? ;)

The building is very charming and the lawn looks so inviting!

Louis la Vache said...

From last year or not, this works for the Reflections meme!

hee hee
The word verification is "hydro"!

tapirgal said...

I don't find it cheating at all - maybe because I do it, too :) I loved the tour of the Petit Trianon. I hope to see even more in coming posts. I especially liked the blue, gold, and white stairwell pix.

Per Stromsjo said...

Looks like a nice place for a Feathered Squad to swim about.

Loree said...

I am totally in love wth reflections at the moment. I really like the one in your photo.

Cergie said...

Charmant et bucolique ; juste dommage que les toits ne soient pas très en pente car les fameuses chutes de neige de la Forêt Noire vont s'amasser et menacer ruine.
;-)

Malyss said...

ce n'est pas tricher, c'est partager tes archives!Et en plus, elles en valent la peine, moi je trouve ces effets sur l'eau très romantiques, avec le château à l'arrière..

Ps: je n'ai pas le temps aujourd'hui, mais je t'enverrai un mail, puisque tu me l'as permis,au sujet de ton voyage aux USA.
Bonne journée!

VP said...

Archives are useful and I am sure everybody uses them now and then.

Halcyon said...

Cheating or not, it's a lovely view. Hope you have a great weekend!!

JM said...

Lovely!

Birdman said...

Wonderful w/ building in the background and reflecting pool.

Chuck Pefley said...

What a shabby little cottage. That poor girl must have worn ragged clothes and eaten porridge for dinner every day, too. LOL!!

maiaT said...

Cheating is only when you post somebody else's photo.
Beautiful building and reflection.

Lucy the Cat said...

I'm not sure what you mean about cheating as long as it's your photo and it has a reflection it's fine. :) That looks like an amazing place with lots of history. I would sure like to talk a walk around there right now.

I'll email you for sure closer do my trip. I think it would be fun to have a blogger meet-up and maybe a little picture taking. There are a couple of other Paris area photo-bloggers that seem interested.

James said...

You probably guessed that was me. :) I forgot to logout my wife AGAIN.

Carletta said...

Lovely!
Lots of lovely green grass to wander about on.

Suzanne said...

I think this is lovely!

Beth Niquette said...

How wonderful to live so close to ancient history. WOW! I love this photo.

I also like the name of your blog. I own a classic unique American car which is called a Lincoln Versailles. It is a beautful, elegant yet odd looking car. I'll have to post it sometime.

Happy Weekend Reflections!

awarewriter said...

Dipping into the archives is not cheating. Good thing eh? Nice composition and you could lighten it quite nicely by pulling the curve up a bit.

mbkatc230 said...

Oh boy, I hope it's not cheating to post older photos! I really like this, what a gorgeous building and I love the composition. Kathy