Monday, 22 November 2010

Attente du bus

Waiting for the bus with the King's stables in the background. To view the stables, click on the label below.
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Avec les Grandes Ecuries du roi en arrière-plan. Pour voir les écuries, cliquez sur le tag "stables" ci-dessous.

28 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

I love the symmetry of the windows and the silhouette of the person standing on the sidewalk.

brattcat said...

What beautiful stables. I like imagining the person waiting for a horse instead of a bus.

bfarr said...

I am with brattcat...much more romantic to think of waiting for a [horse] carriage

Woody said...

Can I volunteer for horse duty in France? Spectacular windows, I imagine the inside is very well lit.

Paulie said...

Wow! Much too nice for jsut horses. . .

Randy said...

Not your typical barn.

T. Becque said...

Gosh, that's what the horses got to stay in! I like the solitary figure amidst the big building.

Olivier said...

je me demande si c'est pas la ou Bartabas donne des cours et fait certaine de ces representations

Small City Scenes said...

How wonderful. What may be everyday to you is very exciting to me. Thanks. MB

cieldequimper said...

@ Olivier : c'est là !

Cergie said...

Je me dis que le petit roi devait avoir un vrai petit poney avec plein de jolis rubans et que comme tous les enfants il devait y être attaché...
Les chevaux étaient bien logés, les stales, claires, feraient de beaux logements, vastes et même des duplexs.

Cergie said...

(Faut dormir avec des chaussettes, un bonnet de nuit et une écharpe et ne pas attendre le bus dans les courants d'air)

Malyss said...

Est-ce donc un carosse qui viendra la chercher?..

VP said...

Great! An image where the background is everything.

Diane said...

Wouldnt you love to just step back in time to when it was used . Lovely. xxx

Bergson said...

elle attend un hippomobile

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

A lonely, solitary, pensive moment......... time to reflect on history as well as those temptations in the store windows from Sunday!

Catherine said...

Le passage du carosse au relais ?

Birdman said...

What a view while waiting for a bus or a horse. Ha!

B SQUARED said...

If she only rode a horse...

Jacob said...

I remember the stables. Very impressive!

Excellent photo - the vertical lines juxtaposed with the horizontal lines makes for an especially interesting shot. And the woman waiting gives the whole thing a sense of scale.

So sorry you're so ill. That is not fun at all! May you heal quickly!

Jack said...

Ciel, thanks for visiting HDP today. Yes, you would love the Griswold Inn. It is a favorite in the region. You asked why Essex is called Essex. Here is what I posted in the comments section.

@Cieldequimper: Inquiring minds want to know, so I looked it up on the internet, which, as you know, is always accurate.

Like many place names in New England, the name Essex was probably borrowed from names of the places back in England where our ancestors came from. (Mine came from Ireland, but you know what I mean . . . )

But, I like an answer I found when I googled "What does 'sex' mean in place names?": Sex here means Saxons. So Wessex, Essex and Sussex were the western, eastern and southern Saxons. Presumably, the northern Saxons lived in Nosex and all died out!

Loree said...

What a beautiful back drop. I would not mind waiting for the bus on such a nice bus stop.

Halcyon said...

Hope this person did not have to wait long. It looks cold!

EG Wow said...

It sure does look chilly there!

Dina said...

I'd love to wait for a bus near the stables.
Your title reminds me of a sign on a door. When I lived in a monastery in Switzerland my cell's name was la Attente.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I love the architecture of the stables, Ciel. What a grand building.

I have a post up just for you. :-)

Sharon

Cezar and Léia said...

I could see myself there in this scene of "my life"! :)
Wonderful picture!
Léia