Friday, 21 May 2010

Weekend Reflections: le salon des glaces du Grand Trianon


Huge candelabra are reflected in the mirror hall inside the Grand Trianon castle in the palace grounds for James' Weekend Reflections.
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43 comments:

bfarr said...

Wonderful light fixtures. And that beautiful blue.

Woody said...

Huge candelabra is an understatement, that's ginormous!!

It must be quite a challenge to keep the mirrors that clean! Very beautiful.

Jacob said...

Aw, that is so elegant! I remember walking through the Hall of Mirrors (right after it reopened) and staring with mouth wide open...like these shots, the reflections were shimmering!

T. Becque said...

It's just so darn pretty. I've said it before, more than once now, but you are the queen of reflection shots!

B SQUARED said...

Hard to imagine any place more elegant.

Louis la Vache said...

Breathtaking, Ciel....

DaveM said...

Thank god I dont have to clean there.

Per Stromsjo said...

Probably not the optimal place for a kid's birthday party.

Small City Scenes said...

So you have Mt. rainier with you. Hmmmmm, I wondered where she went. Don't let her melt.

What a wonderfulcastle room. So very elegant and then down to earth blue chairs. Love it!! MB

VP said...

This place is a mother lode of wonderfol reflections.

Bergson said...

trop facile les reflexions dans le palais des glace

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Wonderfully exquisite.

Malyss said...

Comme dit Bergson, tu joues la facilité: des reflets dans le palais des glaces! Ü
mais bon, on ne s'en lasse pas, tout ce luxe , cette elegance, ces fragments d'histoire..c'est à la fois beau et émouvant!

Loree said...

What opulence. A great reflection too.

Cergie said...

Moi ce que j'aime, c'est les galeries des glaces dans les foires, trop facile d'en sortir qd on sait le truc (comme de tous les labyrinthes d'ailleurs).
Les glaces dans les palais aggrandissent un espace qui n'est pas toujours si vaste que cela.
J’aime les miroirs en deux parties, et piquetés, ce sont les miroirs anciens d’ailleurs j’en ai un comme cela dont le cadre tombe en lambeau au dessus de notre cheminée.

Cezar and Léia said...

I just need to visit there, it's wonderful!
Léia

brattcat said...

Magnificent.

Halcyon said...

A grand reflection!

tapirgal said...

More nice interiors, thank you! They are beautiful. I like what VP said. I had the thought, but as usual, he put it into English perfectly.

Jane said...

Beautiful place, thanks for sharing:)

RuneE said...

Another reason for visiting Versailles - as if I needed any more :-)

Catherine said...

Certains fauteuils ne sont qu'une illusion....Sauras-tu les retrouver?

J'ai une tierce de rois à abattre sur la table, mais les autres joueurs se sont fait la malle.

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful room...I'd love to see that and so much more in Versailles.

Chuck Pefley said...

Wow! That's very rich looking!!

Hope all's well in your world, Ciel. And I'm happy to pull "magic" rabbits from hats for you -:))

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic capture, Ciel! Reminds me of my visit to Versailles years ago. Such a beautiful place! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks as always for your visit and comment! Always appreciated!

Sylvia

Lew said...

Great reflection of the grand candelabra! Thanks for your comment. Frederick has a good bit if international flavor.

James said...

Now this is a fancy reflection! I also love your picture from yesterday. This looks like a place that I'd like to see for myself.

Thom said...

What a cool reflection my friend. I love it :) So grand and just stunning. :) Have a wonderful Friday :)

paulboo said...

What a gorgeous place, love the cool blue tones of the furniture and décor.

Dianne said...

giant windows with grand shutters!
ahhhhh - I would be in heaven

namaki said...

belle reflection ... et quel miroir !

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Gorgeous chandeliers, Ciel. These shots are wonderful!

Sharon

Ebie said...

Oh, what a lovely room Ciel! The crystals, the candelabra and the chandelier are beautiful!

maiaT said...

The candelabras are very beautiful , what an imposing room.
Nice reflections too.

Suzanne said...

Oh to live in such grand style.

Clytie said...

What beauty! What elegance!

I also remember going through the hall of mirrors many years ago - my old pictures don't do it justice though.

I also got kicked out of the main building because I forgot to take the flash off my camera in front of one of the paintings - oops!

veredit said...

Ein absoluter Traum, welche Pracht und Eleganz, was für ein Welt das war! Exquisite Bilder eines wahrlich exquisiten Platzes.

bisous :))

Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful place to visit. How amazing...your photos are marvelous--some of my favorites for today.

Crafty Green Poet said...

tres elegant, et les reflexions sont magnifiques!

Gunn said...

just SUPERB!

JM said...

Love the top shot! Great entry on James' Reflections!

Buck said...

Beautiful, twice over!

Maria said...

I love this room..so elegant. The mirror reflection must look even more elegant when it is lit up! Nice...magnifique