Monday, 19 August 2013

Apollon et les abeilles

Apollo and the bees: this is the carpet of the malachite room at Grand Trianon. Bees have always been a symbol of monarchy and in this case, of Napoléon's empire.

Apollon et les abeilles : le tapis du salon des malachites au Grand Trianon. Les abeilles ont toujours été symboles de monarchie et impériaux, ici plus précisément de l'empire Napoléon.

19 comments:

Gunn said...

Looks pretty.
Old and very strong colors.
I like it.

LONDONLULU said...

What a floor! Love that bright design. Inspires me to keep looking down:)

Bob Crowe said...

Like Muhammad Ali said, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

But for the pink cushions, this has a spooky resemblance to a Buddhist monastery.

Michelle said...

I do LOVE the bee symbol!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is an amazing tapestry.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that is so beautiful. Why it's the 'bee's knee's'. MB

Randy said...

So colorful!

llandudnopictures said...

So intricate, and such deep rich colours. I imagine it's very plush to walk on!

Bergson said...

très joli
bzzz bzzz

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful decoration with a lovely mix of colors!
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't know bees are a symbol o monarchy. Learned something new!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yay, no one said it yet ....BEEUtiful :)

BaysideLife said...

The colors are so intense. Love the pink benches.

Small City Scenes said...

Did you know that it is almost September????

Lowell said...

What elegance! What grandeur! And I did not know that about bees! I learn a lot from your posts!

JM said...

Your composition is excellent and the carpet is really something!

VP said...

We still have bees in our coats of arms since the guy was around here...

Karl Demetz said...

What a strange and beautiful composition!
I love the pink touch.

Jack said...

That is pink pink pink!