Thursday, 26 August 2010

La tour Marlborough et le colombier


We are back at Marie-Antoinette's hamlet with a general view showing Marlborough 'lighthouse' tower from where boating and fishing parties would leave. Shown below is the dovecote where poultry and pigeons were kept.
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Nous voici de retour au Hameau de la Reine : une vue générale avec la tour-phare de la pêcherie, dite Marlborough, qui était le point de départ des promenades en barque et des parties de pêche. Dessous, le colombier qui abritait volailles et pigeons.

27 comments:

Paulie said...

Oh! I love the lighthouse!!!!!!!!!

LD said...

I find these incredibly fascinating..like a time warp journey. The original Elizabethan architecture and gardens are just very rare and intriguing. Right out of a book!

Thérèse said...

I don't remember all these different areas, I should go back...

Alain Alexandre said...

Il devrait fait un Hôtel Outre il y a beaucoup de charme et l'endroit est jolie.

ps Hier pas moyen de mettre un message ici.

Woody said...

How cool is it that you have this so close to home? A lighthouse??

Tracy said...

I can't get over what a beautiful place this is!

Randy said...

This place just gets better and better.

Olivier said...

c'est un ednroit magnifique, qui inspire au repos

T. Becque said...

I know I've said it before, but it's really so beautiful. But I guess that goes without saying since it was royalty!

Hilda said...

Everything in her hamlet is so beautiful and charming! I love those thick vines over the lower part of the house. Is that grass growing on the thatched roof? And to have calla lilies blooming in one's garden!

But really, an entire village to do her bidding? That is so fascinating.

VP said...

I am thinking about a second day trip to Versailles...

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: you're most welcome to!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wow! This sweet area is storybook stuff. I am totally impressed. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is outstanding, really gorgeous!And what a fabulous day there, the first picture is beautiful with the tree leaves like a special frame!
Léia

Kaori said...

It must of been wonderful being surrounded by all that greenery! Plus a pond...not much more you could want :D

Rob and Mandy said...

Tres bucolique

brattcat said...

Imagine the sound in the dovecote, all the poultry and pigeons singing heartily to Marie.

B SQUARED said...

I'm beginning to think that this is really your house.

Malyss said...

C'est une campagne idéalisée,toute jolie, toute propre et toute bien rangée..
C'est lui le "Malborough s'en va en guerre, mironton, mironton, mirontaine, qui sait quand reviendra?"..?

JM said...

I would love to have been in one of those boat parties if cameras already existed back then! :-) Gorgeous place!
By the way, have you watched 'Vanity Fair', the movie by Mira Nair? A fabulous late 18th century (early 19th ?) garden/boat party is shown there.

BaysideLife said...

This is really a fairytale place where even the poultry and pigeons live in style. i love the idea of a lighthouse in the hamlet guiding boats back from their excursions.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful scene. The colors are so vibrant. I need to visit this place. :)

Rebecca said...

It is beautiful. I would love to see it in person!

Francisca said...

Your photos are making me want to get back there. I celebrated my 30th birthday dinner at a good friend's home in Versailles... and that was MANY many moons ago... :-D

michael said...

Lovely photos and I appreciate the complete absence of modern elements like autos or power lines.

James said...

I like these photos a lot!

Evelyn said...

Charming. Would love to sit on the grass with my sketchbook.