Thursday, 1 April 2010

April CDP Theme Day: the colour red

For this theme day, I had actually intended an April's fool red post, lol, but I didn't get round to going in search of it. Time, time... I am sorry that this is an archive photo, taken a few months back, but it's the best I can do due to a hectic work schedule. This is Louise-Marie d'Orléans' bedroom inside the Grand Trianon castle in the palace grounds. She was queen of Belgium. Here she is, as painted by Nicaise de Keyser.
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Pour ce jour de thème, j'avais la ferme intention de partir à la recherche d'un poisson d'avril rouge. Mais comme bien souvent, le temps m'a manqué et je suis désolée de ne montrer qu'une photo de la chambre de Marie-Louise d'Orléans, reine des belges, prise il y a quelques mois au Grand Trianon. La voici telle que peinte par Nicaise de Keyser. Bonne journée à thème !

37 comments:

Jacob said...

These are both beautiful photographs! And are, of course, perfect for theme day. Did all the queens of the day have their own bedroom at the Grand Trianon?

Woody said...

What a magnificent room! The ceiling must be 10 meters or more! Exquisite details are everywhere. The queen looks less than thrilled to be posing for a painting.

Marie-Noyale said...

Superbe Rouge et Or.
Si les lits clos Bretons effraient les claustrophobes
Dans celui ci, meme avec les rideaux fermes,
On ne doit pas etre confiné!!!

Chuck Pefley said...

Gorgeous room, though I do think I'd not sleep well in that showplace! Good choice, especially given your schedule. Hope things settle down for you soon ... I suppose it is the price one pays for having been on holiday.

Thérèse said...

Queen of the day!

tapirgal said...

I wonder what you would have come up with for April Fool's Day, but I'm always happy to see the inside of these lavish places. And what's wrong with archives? Keep 'em coming!

Mary Ann said...

The infamous red diapers of baby kings-to-be would have been great for april fools day. The red bed is fantastic, though.

veredit said...

Die Zeitnot kenne ich nur zu gut, denn es geht mir genauso, aber dieses fantatstische Himmelbettfoto hat mich doch magische angezogen ...

lol*** vllt. weil ein Bett drauf ist und ich gerne noch ein, zwei Stündchen geschlafen hätte ..

Ich wünsche Dir einen wunderbaren Gründonnerstag und einen traumschönen April

Isabelal

Olivier said...

waohhh quelle chambre, je suis pas certain que le lustre rentre dans mon studio ;o)

Hilda said...

What a magnificent bedroom! Definitely fit for a queen. It's a fabulous choice for the theme, Ciel — so Versailles!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A magnificant bed - imagine sleeping in it andthat chandelier looks bigger than the bed.
I love the dress. The decor and clothing of long ago are so romantic, but only if you had money and privilege.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Jilly said...

Oh yes, wonderful sumptuous reds as one would expect from your marvellous Versailles blog. Superb.

Funny my lady was wearing your duffle!

Small City Scenes said...

Super pictures for you because I forgot all about theme day.
Maybe my mind played an April Fool Joke on me. LOL MB

Malyss said...

Comment? tu ne nous montres QUE la chambre d'une reine?!..Ü Ben, pour être honnête, je préfère ça aux poissons!
Tu as parfaitement illustré ton theme, et avec beauté et élégance, en plus!

VP said...

Many shades of red around in this suptuous residence.

Bergson said...

as tu regardé dans ton dos il est eut être pas rouge

JM said...

The red bed is a fantastic entry on this theme. Glad you went to your archives! :-)

BaysideLife said...

Regal red. Even the backdrop of her portrait. An elegant room and appointments. Good choice for this theme day.

Laurent said...

Excellent choix !

Halcyon said...

I think it's beautiful. Those kings and queeens really knew how to live in style!

B SQUARED said...

I don't know if I could sleep in that room. I would hate to have to dust it, too.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

you have captured the elegance and aristocracy red. nicely done! I hope all is well

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love this post. As always, I learn so much from your blog.


Jan
GDP

Gunn said...

She looks like she had STYLE, and was surrounded with style! Beautiful!

Virginia said...

Well that's pretty fancy schmancy but that's what Versailles is all about isn't it! :)
V

Boise Diva said...

That truly looks like a royal bed. My daughter wants it for her room. Except, in pink, please.

Loree said...

Wow what an ornate bed. Fit for a queen, I guess.

Tammie Lee said...

Amazing how ornate the world use to be compared to the style today. The details and the amazing craftsmanship always gets my attention.

Leif Hagen said...

A beautiful, RED bed upon which to lay her head! Lovely theme day snap!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Gorgeous photos, Ciel. I'm so glad you posted them. I've never heard of the color red having anything to do with April Fool's Day. Live and learn. :-)

Sharon

Clueless in Boston said...

Now this is tres, tres chic. (sorry no accent marks, I don't know how to do those in a comment). Beautiful deep reds. And those curls, like a poodle on the side of her head can be forgiven in such a setting.

As for your question about my picture today, I was about 60 cm. from the lady when I took the picture. I couldn't believe my luck because she moved away after two shots, but it all came out ok.

Paulie said...

You found a beautiful solution! Hope your days get a slower pace soon. Happy Easter!

Lexi said...

I don't know how well I'd sleep in a place like this, but I guess if your whole life was a spectacle you could grow accustomed to almost anything.
Great photo!

Louis la Vache said...

Blague d'avril poisson or not, your choice is excellent for the rouge theme!

Denton said...

Busy busy busy .. it sounds like my life (smile) .. much better than the alternative.

Wonderful archive photos. The bed looks so small however I suspect the room is so large the bed looks small in comparison.

happy theme day

EG Wow said...

What a great photo to have in your archives! Perfect.

Buck said...

Beautiful photo, wonderful history - a perfect combination for the theme.