Friday, 15 October 2010

Weekend Reflections: le Grand Trianon reflété dans ses propres fenêtres

Le Grand Trianon castle in the Palace grounds is reflected in its own windows for James' Weekend Reflections.

35 comments:

Paulie said...

Neat catch! Such a photographic place!

Jacob said...

Very fine photography! One sees the smaller panes up front as a preview of the whole window in the rear. Well done!

brattcat said...

Care to share your recipe?

Bob Crowe said...

That's a very nice metaphor, since the mistress of the house was so self-absorbed.

Randy said...

Great reflection! Like the wording on the window trim.

Olivier said...

superbe reflet, on dirait presque un trompe l'oeil. Bon Weekend

gogouci said...

Perfect reflection photo. It looks like a painting. Have a wonderful weekend.

Petrea said...

That's a lovely shot.

VP said...

A nice idea, a beautiful building reflecting itself: a bit narcissistic but quite elegant!

Dina said...

Arches in squares, nice.

Diane said...

Thats a really imaginitive shot. Love it - wish I could wander around Versaille today instead of going to work.x

Woody said...

I looks like a natural extension of the building, neat!

B SQUARED said...

Great perspective, upon reflection.

Malyss said...

Palais des glaces, reflets de reflets, la mise en abîme est parfaite. Cela ferait un beau cliché publicitaire pour l'endroit!

Halcyon said...

Another perfect reflection.

Ne t'inquiet pas pour le McLinky. Je comprends le fait de n'avoir pas assez de temps ! :) Bon weekend.

Cezar and Léia said...

Le palais qui si reflète, cette idée merveilleuse!Vous avez toujours prendre de belles photos!
bises
Léia

***Aujourd'hui, je suis rentré avant, c'est bon parce c'est trop froid! :)

Jacob said...

Years ago, my dear Ciel, when but a child, visiting my grandmother on her farm in northern Minnesota, I helped my uncle milk the cows.

It was great fun, but very hard on the hands! The cats (there were about 15) would line up and wait until I squirted milk in their direction. Usually they got it all over their faces or in their eyes but they didn't seem to mind and just licked it off.

Milking cows is hard work and that, of course, is why most farmers who could afford them, went to milking machines.

Kim, USA said...

Very pretty reflection!
Sky Reflection

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Beautiful reflection! What grand architecture your city has.

Sharon

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice photo.

Gine said...

Comme un jeu ! Très sympa !

Loree said...

That is one awesome reflection.

Rebecca said...

Love the old architecture

Francisca said...

Windows in windows, arches in squares... very cool, Ciel.

[I do agree one needs the four seasons, so I am happy when I can visit Europe or North America for a few weeks in the winter and can wear my warm woollies. But a few weeks is enough. :-D ]

Jacob said...

You got me laughing this afternoon. Merci! I once rode a bike into a pigsty, which caused the bike to come to an abrupt halt, which caused me to fly over the handlebars into the pig slop!

I think it took several months of hard scrubbing in the bathtub to get the stink out!

Fun times, eh? I can just see you falling backward into a dung heap. Is that the same as a manure pile? :-)

Ebie said...

Your capture of the window reflection is a work of art. It looks like a painting!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful reflection! I like this very much!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your photo has a very "painterly" look and it could be hanging in a grand salon of art ... It does help that the architecture is quite photogenic but I still think that it is the skill/talent of the photographer.

Bon weekend,
Genie

Kaori said...

Fantastic reflection! I love the details of the wall reflecting on the window :D

Greyscale Territory said...

The window shapes and wall features look wonderful in the reflection! Great shot!

Cildemer said...

Des reflets bien réussis et bien nets pour un endroit merveilleux!

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Belle fin de semaine*******

Fabien said...

Jolie composition, j'aime bcp ces reflets

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Pure, solid reflection!! I like the one of the antique store too (above) where we can see there is a reflection but you don't let us see what it is!!!

James said...

Hi Ciel. This is a beautiful photo. I'll be in Paris but once again it looks like I won't make it to Versailles. I'll let you know if things change.

I invite you to look at mon autre blog for my photos of France,Belgium and Switzerland. I hope to start posting them during my trip and even when I return home.

Gunn said...

A nice shot, well composed and it looks very elegant!