Friday, 20 August 2010

Weekend Reflections: le Belvédère

The belvedere (from the Italian 'beautiful view') in queen Marie-Antoinette's domain is reflected for James' Weekend Reflections. It was built by Richard Mique.
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Le belvédère du domaine de Marie-Antoinette, construit par Richard Mique, se mire dans l'eau pour les Reflets du Weekend de James.

32 comments:

SRQ said...

Nice reflections. I especially like the windows -- nice.

Woody said...

If you look at the photo upside down, there's something to the left of the door that looks like a large vase that really hard to see in the non-reflected part of the photo. Really cool!

Paulie said...

Neat place and its reflection too!

tapirgal said...

I was so taken by the belvedere that I almost missed the green-on-green reflection. It's totally lovely (the reflection as well as the original). Nice image.

Randy said...

Another beautiful spot. Love the reflection.

Bob Crowe said...

I doubt that most Americans know what belvedere means (or buena vista or whatever). Any view in the palace and grounds is is belle or beau.

T. Becque said...

What green! Another beautiful shot of a beautiful place. And what would one do in such a cute building?

Malyss said...

Et n'est-ce point un joli banc bleu que je vois au milieu de cette scène bucolique?..Un lieu où s'assoir pour admirer les reflets verdoyants, la nature en harmonie avec l'architecture, le caractère paisible de l'endroit...

VP said...

A beautiful view (and a nice reflection) on a belvedere.

veredit said...

Das ist ein zauberhafter Blick! Diese "Lustschlösschen" sind wirklich Symbole von purem Genuss mit allen Sinnen. Besonders gut gelungene Reflektion bei diesem Bild, dadurch wird eien fast irreale Atmosphäre erzeugt.

Liebe Grüße und ein wunderbares Sommerwochenende für Dich,

Isabella

Alain Alexandre said...

A la pèche un petit matin cela doit être agréable; il avait beaucoup de chance; ou un peuple fessais le dos courber.

Elisa said...

It´so beautiful!
Have a nice day

EG Wow said...

The greens are soft and lovely. Is the building a reading room or study?

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful and perfect. Love this----great reflection. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Cette photo est ravisant, superbe!:)
j'aime beaucoup de petite pavillon ou "belvédère" enfin c'est tellement charmante!
** j'ai déjà fait l’inscription en Newtown, ça va!
bon weekend :)
bises
Léia

☺lani☺ said...

Beautiful reflection indeed! Happy Weeked!

Sar@h said...

L'eau est aussi verte que celle de mon bassin … Je vais donc déculpabiliser et me dire que mes poissons évoluent dans des eaux royales !

J'aime ces effets miroirs.

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating capture! Love the belvedere and the perfect green reflections! You always do get terrific shots, Ciel! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

James said...

A beautiful place beautifully reflected. :)

michael said...

The way you put the reflection in most of the photo gives is a lovely tone. Great old building.

Thom said...

I love the color of this. Stunning and what a great reflection. Well done my friend :) Have a great Friday :)

Tracy said...

That is a gorgeous reflection. I bet the bench is a pleasant place to sit and contemplate.

Evelyn said...

Very nice.

Loree said...

Ah, to be a queen and live in such a wonderful place.

Rebecca said...

No reflections for me this week...but I like yours.

Anne-Ma said...

ça semble un endroit paisible. Pour la photo, bel effet, joli reflet.

Gine said...

Si vert ... un bel endroit pour le reflet et la réflexion !

Francisca said...

Not bad ;-) - but the Maintenon is a bit roomier, non?

JM said...

Beautiful belvedere! And shot!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Very beautiful photograph, Ciel. You are the master of reflection shots.

Sharon

cieldequimper said...

@ EG: nope. Just a place for pleasure.

Ebie said...

That's a beautiful place. Love the greens reflected! Oh... so many places to visit...