Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Wednesday Doorway: le pavillon français


Today's doorway is one of several doors of the French pavilion at Petit Trianon castle in the palace grounds, which was built by Ange-Jacques Gabriel. This close-up should make T.Becque happy!
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L'une des portes du pavillon français construit au Petit Trianon par Ange-Jacques Gabriel.

26 comments:

Rebecca said...

Quite impressive pavilion.

Woody said...

Awesome. Love the details!!

Alain said...

oui oui j'avais oublié ce papillon français; c'est un balcon ou terrasse ou pas au dessus.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful glass doorway.

Randy said...

This is very beautiful. Nice photos.

Bob Crowe said...

French, as compared to what? I get lost in the details of architectural styles.

Olivier said...

la célèbre phrase de Louis XVI offrant le petit trianon a Marie-Antoinette "Vous aimez les fleurs, Madame, j'ai un bouquet à vous offrir. C'est Trianon". La classe hein, Brel avec ces bonbons il est battu ;o))

T. Becque said...

Oooh and it does, thank you!! Is it as small as it looks? It's so charming, grand architecture on a small scale.

And thank you for the information about the trees. How I wish I were there to see it!

Small City Scenes said...

It is a beautiful doorway in such an equally beautiful building. I see T.Beque is asking MORE questions. LOL We love it. MB

Paulie said...

Beautiful! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!!

Malyss said...

Classe et classique, le bon goût " à la française"..:)

Francisca said...

Heh, it makes me happy too. I agree... grand architecture on a human scale.

Cergie said...

Du coup, je suis tentée d'aller voir les oeuvres végétales éphémères du Petit Trianon...
Tu montres la porte et je réalise que le toit est simili terrasse, il me rappelle, avec les balustres, ceux qui entourent la place Stanislas de Nancy...

Cergie said...

Pavillon français = jeu de mot ?

Bergson said...

tiens je croyais que c'étais la journée porte de sortie

Cezar and Léia said...

Lovely entrance and sweet reflections !
Léia :)

VP said...

Beautiful and well proportioned, but why French pavilion? Are there some un-French pavilions?

JM said...

What a lovely pavilion this is!

Bob Crowe said...

You win the contest. Not just Dublin but also several days in Northern Ireland and then back into the Republic. My clues could have been a bit more specific, since Seattle fits them almost as well. You probably know that for decades Guinness, the black stuff, had the slogan "Guinness is good for you."

So, if you would like a print please let me know. You don't have to limit yourself to one. I have a good photo printer. You can click the "email me" link in my profile and give me your mailing address.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: I have NO idea!

cieldequimper said...

@ Alain : je ne sais pas, il ne se visite pas, je n'ai pas l'impression qu'il y ait un escalier à l'intérieur.

Rambling Round said...

What a exquisite doorway! But I really like the roof.

Loree said...

A very regal looking door - but then, it is Versailles;)

Thérèse said...

Tiens j'ai lu avec intérêt le commentaire d'Olivier. Qu'est ce qu'on oublie avec le temps.

EG Wow said...

The doors look very tall. What was this building used for?

Alain Alexandre said...

Merci pour la réponse.