Thursday, 23 December 2010

Le 18 décembre dans le parc du château


On 18 December in the palace grounds, around 5 PM. It's been snowing again since...
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Vers 17 heures. Et il a encore neigé depuis...

31 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Probably as close as poetry will ever allow to be taken a picture of.

Please have a wonderful Thursday.

daily athens

brattcat said...

these are simply splendid, ciel.

Jacob said...

Lovely winter photographs...and all the more so because of where they were taken! You have had a lot of snow this year!

EG Wow said...

It's nice to see that even though it's cold and snowy, people are walking outdoors.

James said...

Snow may be cold but it sure is beautiful and it's great for pictures. These are wonderful!

Alain Alexandre said...

Pas vilain sur la photo ce pays sous la neige ; en réalité une autre paire de manche ceux qui subis . Perso j'aime cette neige sur des paysages.

Woody said...

I especially like the composition of the first with the father and child walking away with the fence and trees fading away.

T. Becque said...

Soooo beautiful. And that was my birthday - so neat to see what it was like somewhere else on that day!

And I'm almost done shopping :[

Randy said...

I love the blue tone to your lovely photos. I would love to take a walk in this area.

akarui said...

Superbes photos du parc de Versailles sous la neige. Je ne l'ai jamais vu comme cela.
Tres bonnes fetes de fin d'annee, je m'envole pour les plages du sud, a Okinawa il y fait 20 degres environ...

Jack said...

The snow seems non-stop this year in Versailles, doesn't it? But, you made the most of it with these two lovely photos.

Olivier said...

j'aime bcp la photo de l'enfant et son pere sous la neige

Thérèse said...

Rien ne vaut une promenade en famille à l'occasion des fêtes pour ceux qui le peuvent.

Leif Hagen said...

I love, love the portrait of the adult walking with the child! Nothing is better than walking with one of my daughters, holding her hand and talking about her day at school or whatever!

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely shots but very cold feeling. Brrr. MB


My word verificatiom is grimm

Cergie said...

La neige estompe le coté "policé et ordonné" de certains coins de "campagne profonde" du parc du château. Tes images sont en dehors du temps et du lieu.
Le parc de Versailles est formidable pour les promeneurs riverains. Les enfants et les chiens y sont heureux...

VP said...

Beautiful and desolate at the same time. I like the bluish tone of the images.

Malyss said...

La neige etouffe les bruits, couvre la nature d'un bleu delicat, et rend le monde si joli..

Diane said...

Truly atmospheric. Have a great Christmas. xxxxx

Francisca said...

The man with the little boy walking in the snow make the first shot a postcard winter wonderland scene. But, and I may have said this already, I'm glad I'm not there.

Hope the holiday is what you want it to be, Ciel!

Small City Scenes said...

Regarding the horses on my blog:
They are all working horses and all the work on the ranch is done horseback. Even though these horses are on thousands of acres they come when called. amazing to witness. MB

anjoe playhouse said...

You have got your pound of snow too ;-)
I wish you a great Holiday!

Jacob said...

Hi Ciel...

I'm responding to a couple of your comments: Yes, by golly, I think I can figure out the French: "Good day, as Olivier said, it is a beautiful seasonal reflection" - or something like that?

Re the fishing in Lake Sumter...there are fish in there, bass and catfish for sure, but no fishing is allowed...

Hope you're having a great day!

Steffe said...

How blue it is.


You could change the white balance a bit!

cieldequimper said...

@ Steffe: I did. It's still blue.

Gunn said...

I really love your winter images!
GOD JUL / MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!:)

Orin said...

Looks like you'll have a white Christmas. Joyeux Noël, Ciel!

__Orin
Scootin' Old Skool

SRQ said...

Wonderful winter captures. I really like the top pic with the adult walking hand in hand with the child -- nice.

Alain Alexandre said...

Sur la première photo mais quel lumière jolie bleu.

Becky said...

It happens every time I look at your blog. As I scroll through I think, "Wow, this is the best photo yet." and then I go to the next one. Lol! You have an amazing eye. I love the top photo here - touching, beautiful, lovely colouring...perfect shot.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

So much lovely snow. Very nice, Ciel.

Sharon