Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Wednesday Doorway: crypte de Sainte Jeanne d'Arc


Today's doorway is the crypt of Saint Joan of Arc church. This bonus photo was e-mailed to me by a faithful VDP follower who lives in Versailles: the palace in the golden morning glow with a rider of the Equestrian Academy riding through the gates!
En bonus aujourd'hui, une photo prise par un fidèle lecteur versaillais de VDP qui m'a été adressée par courriel. Le château tôt le matin avec une écuyère de l' Académie du Spectacle Equestre franchissant la grille de la cour d'honneur.

26 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la compo et surtout la lumiere sur ta deuxieme photo, elle est magnifique

ρομπερτ said...

lebendige Geschichte. chapeau.

Lowell said...

I'll pass on the crypt...but I'd love to visit the palace again...it looks a bit different than when we were there but they were engaged in renovations at the time. Those front gates were not situated as per the photo. That is a gorgeous shot!

T. Becque said...

Wow, it's really glowing and hardly any people (that in itself would be devine!).

bfarr said...

Love the church entry, but I like the lone rider as well. Thanks for sharing.

Regina K said...

Both of these are marvelous, I am always attracted to doorways and the light that captivates the palace is divine.

Randy said...

Nice photos. Nice sunlight in the second photo.

Jack said...

The two photos make quite a contrast. The crypt is spare and cool and the shot of the palace is blazing hot and complex.

Dave said...

Early morning light is fantastic.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like both photos. The morning glow on the palace is a nice treat. The three times I have been there, we rode the train out from Paris and of course we arrived mid-day, with crowds, etc. It would be nice to see the palace "waking up" in the morning.

Malyss said...

2 grilles , 2 styles, 2 epoques...Jeanne d'Arc(l'eglise!) est perturbante, trop moderne ou pas assez!Ü

ALAIN said...

Une entrée accueillante...cela donne envie de s'y faire enterrer...

Dina said...

I'm glad there is a horse.

Cergie said...

Je croyais que Jeanne d'Arc avait été incinérée ?
(Les chevaux sont dons admis dans le parc du château. Et les invités sur ton blog)

Thérèse said...

Bien protegee la crypte!

Woody said...

The doors are open, please come in! The morning light is delicious!

Bergson said...

je sais pas si le copyright est correct sur la 2 éme

et ferme la porte il commence à faire froid

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love Bergson's comment above Ciel, is it really getting cold so quickly over there. Isn't it still Autumn?The second shot brought back such great memories, Aimee and I loved the palace.
Weren't the Enid Blyton books the best, to me they're a little bit like an older version of JK Rowling's writing today.

Becky said...

Both photos are beautiful. I love the inviting mystery of your photo and the warm, quiet feelings I get from your friend's.

SRQ said...

Is it appropriate to say the doorway to a crypt is inviting??? Bottom pic is quite nice....so peaceful looking.

Halcyon said...

Both shots are lovely. Everything looks good at the golden hour. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour ma belle!
Tu m'as donné la cerise du gâteau aujourd'hui! :)
Cette photo bonus est magnifique et j'aime beaucoup la histoire de Joan of Arc.
La porte est si belle!
bises
Léia

VP said...

The first picture is quite interesting, I keep forgetting that Joan of Arc is a Saint... The light of second picture is simply gorgeous!

Loree said...

The light in the second photo is just magical.

EG Wow said...

Lovely golden glow in that second shot. Your friend was very kind to send it to you.

I have never been inside a crypt. Hmmm.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» linked your Wednesday Doorway post to his Monday Doorway post.
;-D