Thursday, 4 November 2010

Le soleil brille sur la grille de la cour royale

This is a detail of the royal courtyard's gate at the main palace entrance. Of course, the sun is depicted as befits the palace of the Sun King.

22 comments:

bfarr said...

Really beautiful. Real gold at one time?

Randy said...

Fancy!

Boise Diva said...

How do they keep it so shiny?

T. Becque said...

Against the blue is great! "Sun King" keeps reminding me of an old Cult song!

Olivier said...

normal c'est le roi soleil, il brillait partout. superbe ce détail de la grille

LD said...

Holy cow..such grandeur and detail!

Small City Scenes said...

The Sun King--of course. Splendid shot.
How do you pronounce soleil?
You have forgotten my French lesson. LOL MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Chic!Tellement élégant! :)
J'aime beaucoup cette explication, idée!
Léia

Diane said...

This looks exactly like the photos I took last year (posted on my blog early November 2009) Next time I visit Versaille, I would love to see the Potager - is it any good? and what else should I see?

Cergie said...

Elle est belle la patine de la grille. Elle semble moins tape à l'oeil que l'Oval Buddha doré de Takashi Murakami qui lui fait pendant de l'autre coté du château.

VP said...

Modesty wasn't one of his virtues, if he had any, but this is gorgeous!

brattcat said...

How very beautiful with that flawless blue sky in the background.

tapirgal said...

I thought it was a map from the thumbnail - I'm not used to seeing such elaborate designs!

BaysideLife said...

The detail in this gate is amazing right down to the tassles on the banner. This could be the cover of a book about Versailles. Gorgeous.

James Mark said...

I agree, classy picture worthy of a book cover.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

You and another blogger have inspired me to get some city shots of our town this weekend. I like this detail shot, Ciel.

Sharon

Halcyon said...

A very nice detail! The gold and blue look great together.

Loree said...

I have never seen such a shiny, golden gate but then, what else should I expect from the home of the Sun King?

cieldequimper said...

@ all: it is actually gold leaf.

EG Wow said...

It's gorgeous and must cost a lot to keep it in perfect condition!

Francisca said...

Gold leaf? Really? I've never seen such a perfect shine on leaf. What a great detail shot of the sun king's gate, Ciel.

JM said...

This is gorgeous!