Sunday, 14 November 2010

Que d'or



Rewind to a couple of weeks ago and a lunchtime errand: two last photos of the royal gate at the Palace. It is still raining now... The crown and sun details of the gate can be seen here.
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Retour rapide arrière il y a une quinzaine de jours, deux dernières photos dorées de ma course à midi. Et maintenant il pleut encore et toujours... Pour voir le détail de la couronne et du soleil, c'est par ici.

23 comments:

Paulie said...

More beauty! Must be wonderful to see in person.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There can be no doubt that these gates were made for a palace.

Woody said...

It's such a stylish way to say "Keep out!".

akarui said...

Je suppose que ce n'est pas des lingots d'or :) Une preference pour la 1ere.
Bon dimanche !!

T. Becque said...

Ah, lovely composition. Really like the gold and blue together with the statue highlighting it all.

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, I remember these. They would give an 18th Century visitor an overwhelming first impression.

Randy said...

Wow that's a shiny gate, nice shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

With so much rain lately I'll dare to say that one of the things I appreciate most in the picture is the view of the blue sky! :) But the gate and sculpture are glorious, particularly from the angle you got them!
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

Archive photos are always precious when the weather gets bad!

Malyss said...

L'or n'est jamais si bien mis en valeur que sur fond d'azur..Par temps gris, les jours de soleil paraissent presque irréels!

Kaori said...

You always seem to pass by the most interesting things during your lunchtime errands! I love this gold fence, so bright and shiny :-D

SRQ said...

I imagine having this view makes running errands easier! Love the composition and brilliant blue sky in the top photo.

Virginia said...

Lucky you having such a lovely sight on your lunchtime errand. Beautifully caputured too. Sorry your weather is so cold and rainy now! :(
V

bfarr said...

What a beautiful golden gate.

I sent some Alabama sunshine to Steffe. I'll send some to you too : )

Olivier said...

mais il est l'or monseignor ;o)) belle couleur chaude, ca fait du bien sous cette pluie

veredit said...

gerade an diesen trüben grauen Tagen tut solch ein sonniger, prachtvoller Blick besonders gut ... außerdem liebe ich Deine informativen Inhalte.

... hab eine gute neue Woche und danke Dir für Deinen netten Besuch :)))


Bisous
isabella

Small City Scenes said...

Wow!! The gate is gorgeous and I am glad to had to run a lunchtime errand.
If ya know what I mean!!! LOL

I am sorry it is still raining--well same here. MB

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

C'est incroyable comment nous sommes fascinés par ce qui brille, même lorsque ce sont des grilles. Tes photos sont belles mais je n'aime pas les barreaux. Ils ne sont pas porteurs de beaux symboles pour moi. Et s'il faut absolument protéger des lieux, je préfère des barrières végétales. Chacun ses gouts. Cela n'enlève rien à ton talent de photographe.

Belle soirée,
Roger

EG Wow said...

Wow! Looks at all that gold! It IS gold, right? How do the authorities keep vandals from scraping it off?

Jack said...

The top photo is rich. A glimpse of a statue beyond the golden gates. Good one, Ciel.

Halcyon said...

Super joli ! Je me demande comment ils font pour le garder si brillant. J'imagine une bande de nettoyeurs qui sortent dans la nuit pour le polir. :)

PS: Je fais un serie sur Rennes cette semaine, comme j'ai trouve tous ces anciens photos.

Leif Hagen said...

I wonder what my neighbors would say if I installed GOLDEN gates like that one?! They're very "fancy Nancy!"

Francisca said...

Gold galore... cool shots of the gates, Ciel!

[Interesting comment on the coat of armor you left with VP... got me reading... and I should be working... :-D ]