Saturday, 5 March 2011

Les Petites Ecuries du Roi


A winter view of the King's small stables. Until now I had only shown you the big King's stables, which are on the other side of Avenue de Paris. Click on the 'stables' label below for a reminder! There's a strange view of Hoche Place on Artsy Versailles today.
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Jusqu'à présent je ne vous avais montré que les Grandes Ecuries du Roi qui se trouvent de l'autre côté de l'avenue de Paris. Vous pouvez les voir en cliquant sur le tag 'stables' ci-dessous. Il y a une vue étrange de la place Hoche sur Artsy Versailles aujourd'hui.

24 comments:

andrew1860 said...

I love the Wenter trees at the King's small stables.

SRQ said...

'Small stables'? Seriously?! That's something to behold.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos of winter in Versailles.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

bfarr said...

Both nice shots, but a particularly like the first one with all the trees.

brattcat said...

It's wonderful to imagine what it would have been like to be a stableboy in the king's small stables.

Paulie said...

Interesting!

Magpie said...

Amazing! How did he manage with the "small" stables? :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jack said...

Both are lovely. And artsy.

Randy said...

I would not want to clean those stables. Nice shot.

T. Becque said...

Obviously their idea of small is quite different than ours! I like those dark lines of trees against the place.

Small City Scenes said...

The small stables, eh. Beautiful no matter what. MB

Dina said...

That king sure must have liked his horses.

ALAIN said...

Et maintenant, c'est le petit parking du président...grandeur et décadence.

Malyss said...

Heureusement que tu precises "petites" ecuries.. :o)
J'aime bien la couleur du ciel!

Birdman said...

Thanks for the redirect to
'Artsy Versailles'. Ya, neat composition... could be creepy!

Sharon said...

The King must have had a lot of horses.

VP said...

I can only imagine the big stables...

Diane said...

Oh to step back in time and hear the clatter of all those hooves on the cobbles. xxxx

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Small eh?! Well for a King I suppose!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Lovely blue skies in these, Ciel, contrasted with the fence and trees.

Sharon

Woody said...

Small??!! Surely you jest! I'd like to see the grand ones ;-)

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I love the frieze at the top of the stables with the horses looking as though they are about to take off...this is one of my favorite places in the Chateau area. Strange how the passage of time has changed it so much from its original state...

Becky said...

Wow, what a property! Oh to be royalty, right?

JM said...

The way you composed the bottom shot is so cool!