Saturday, 21 August 2010

Le Hameau de la Reine

This is a partial view of queen Marie-Antoinette's hamlet in the palace grounds. I will take you to visit it this coming week! Marie-Antoinette wanted to escape the busy life at the castle and enjoyed a 'simpler' life at her hamlet.
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Voici une vue partielle du Hameau de la reine Marie-Antoinette où je vais vous emmener cette prochaine semaine.

27 comments:

bfarr said...

Fit for a queen for sure. Very picturesque.

Jack said...

Beautiful. Great light, sunflowers, sky.

Woody said...

I love the foreground; the yellow flowers lead your eye to the prize! I can't wait to see what goodies you have this week. I took my youngest son on the train to Philadelphia and took a ton of photos :-)

EG Wow said...

The palace grounds must be enormous!

I can believe life at the castle could be very hectic! Parties, parties, parties. :)

BaysideLife said...

Imagine, a whole hamlet to oneself. Somehow I think she may have changed her surroundings, but I doubt life was "simpler". It seems the sunflowers are paying homage to the hamlet.

akarui said...

Tres joli vue sur le hameau de Marie Antoinette avec les tournesols en 1er plan.
Pour le dessin j'avais vu une jonque a la coque rouge et une voile blanche et j'ai pense que le chat etait la mascotte du bord mais comme tu dis le jeune artiste a peut etre dessine une tranche de pasteque :)

T. Becque said...

Nice photo Ciel! I really like the spot of light on the clouds. I think I like the look (and sound from your description yesterday) of royal life!

Alain Alexandre said...

Pas mal le coin; image très historique photo dans les tons de bonne lumière; toi aussi bonne fin de semaine.

Randy said...

Simply beautiful. I can't wait to see more.

Small City Scenes said...

Love this. It looks so French country-side-ish----well at least in my mind. MB

LD said...

Wow this is perhaps one of my favorites. Brilliant with the sunflowers in the foreground. I'll look for future posts of this!

Dina said...

A PARTIAL view?! Wow.

veredit said...

Was für ein wundervoller sommerlicher Anblick! Ich wünsche Dir ein herrliches Wochenende freue mich schon auf Deinen Ausflug in diese friedlich und so zauberhafte Region.

Malyss said...

On dirait presue un phare au milieu d'un ocean de verdure!..vivement la semaine prochaine!
PS: viens faire un tour sur mon blog, il y a un message pour toi!

VP said...

Great light and colors, lovely place. She got an even simpler (and shorter) life inside the Conciergerie...

JM said...

Very well composed shot, Ciel!

Tracy said...

Everything about this photo is perfect - the light, the blue sky, the flowers, the composition. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Very charming shot, Ciel.

SRQ said...

Wonderful capture. Oh the hustle and bustle of castle life. Looking forward to seeing the peaceful hamlet.

Birdman said...

Looks right out of a fairy tale.

Kaori said...

How pretty! It certainly looks like a wonderful place to get away from the busy life :D

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: :-))

Dimple said...

Nice! I am surprised that the sunflowers are turned away from the sun, however...

Thanks for visiting my reflection!

Elisa said...

It seems so peaceful. I love it!
Best regards from Argentina
Elisa, at Serendipity

Thérèse said...

I like the use of words "simpler life."

'Tsuki said...

Un point de vue sur le petit Trianon que je n'avais jamais eu l'occasion de contempler... Joli cliché !

James said...

Like a fantasy. It's so beautiful!