Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sunday Bridge Series: au hameau de la reine

This little bridge is to be found at the hamlet that queen Marie-Antoinette had built for her enjoyment in the palace grounds. A contribution to Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series. The reason why I took this photo so low was that naturally, the bridge was full of visitors. You can see some of their reflections in the water.
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Ce petit pont se trouve au Hameau de la Reine Marie-Antoinette, ceci pour les ponts du dimanche. La raison pour laquelle j'ai pris la photo si bas est que le pont était plein de visiteurs, dont vous pouvez voir les reflets dans l'eau.

29 comments:

bfarr said...

Beautiful bridge. I like the one on our other blog post as well.

brattcat said...

A beautiful bridge, fit for a queen.

Paulie said...

Such a beautiful way you have captured it!

Francisca said...

I wish I had the land to say, "build me a bridge for my enjoyment"! Pretty little thing, this one.

T. Becque said...

Soooo pretty! And again the history that goes with it, how amazing.

PS - Even if I waited for each rain to do a puddle series, the rain is so few and far between here that you'd be asking "Whatever happened to your puddle series?"! :) I envy your cool temps and rain. Perhaps you should do a puddle photo...

Linnea W said...

I'd love to have a bridge like that built for me! Very nice! Enjoy the day.

Tracy said...

This is adorable! As well as the words "hamlet" and "little bridge". I'm guessing Marie was not so adorable though? :-) I like the arch. It opens like a MOUTH ready to eat a big piece of CAKE. :-)

Ann said...

Do you pretend to be the queen when you are there? Of course,you will be a good queen, and not say," Let them eat cake."

Small City Scenes said...

It is a 'sweet' little bridge and the surroundings are the frosting on the cake. Enjoy! MB

VP said...

A nice symmetry and reflection framed by the green.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable bridge, I love the reflection, like a eye!
I want to visit there someday!
Hugs and happy Sunday
Léia
*** The weather here is upset.It's raining since yesterday afternoon :(
I don't know what to do with my Sunday, I'm cooking right now ( pork ribs with barbecue sauce , I need to confess that I'm totally clumsy with this stuffs, I would like to be talent like you are!).LOL
Hugs

Malyss said...

Le niveau de l'eau paraît haut, pas de secheresse chez toi!Joli petit coin(-coin) pour les canards!:)

Virginia said...

Oh this is wonderful. I like the way you shot it. I understand your frustration with all the tourists!! :)
V

Kaori said...

Beautiful and clever cut, Ciel! The bridge is lovely :-)

Indrani said...

A lovely bridge almost fairy tale like. :)

☺lani☺ said...

Cool bridge, love it!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful spot!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
You could have gotten double-duty out of this by also posting it for Weekend Reflections...

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautifully framed and nice reflection too. I like the low angle, it works.

Lucka said...

Beautiful bridge and lovely framing of the shot.

EG Wow said...

It makes a lovely reflection...and the visitors are definitely anonymous.

Woody said...

Aww, come on, we want to see the tourists!

That is a very interesting looking bridge. The reflection give is an oval-looking opening

Evelyn said...

Wow, an old bridge, nice pic and nice reflections.

Cergie said...

Et sous le pont il y a beaucoup de carpes. Je les ai photographiées et le pont aussi (dans son ensemble) au début de mon blog :

http://cergipontin.blogspot.com/2006/06/les-carpes-du-hameau-de-la-reine-carps.html

Mo said...

Beautiful. Chosing the reflections of people was inspired

Rob said...

Very pretty, A romantic setting. sorry about the tourists ruining the view; we were amongst them on an earlier trip. ;)

SRQ said...

Lovely environment. So lovely, I wouldn't mind seeing the pesky tourists.

Dina said...

Off with their heads!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

What a beautiful bridge! I love the details.

Sharon