Sunday, 18 August 2013

Le buffet d'eau


Presenting the Carrara and Languedoc marble 'Water Buffet' in the gardens of Grand Trianon, Neptune and Amphitrite at the top. It was designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Water only rarely flows here, but you can watch a video of the delightful cascades here.

Réalisée en marbres de Carrare et du Languedoc, cette fontaine représentant au sommet Neptune et Amphitrite fut dessinée par Jules Hardouin-Mansart. L'eau y coule trop rarement, vous pouvez voir les jolies cascades sur cette vidéo. Un article intéressant pour plus d'infos, c'est par ici.

16 comments:

Gregory Urbano said...

wonder why the water does not flow often? still a nice fountain!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Beautiful captures and I loved the video!!! How fun! Always fun to see what you have for us every day, Ciel, and I'm never disappointed! Hope your weekend is going well!!

Jack said...

You have such wonderful things to see in Versailles!

Randy said...

That is beautiful.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow lots of warer flows over it. very noisy. why does it only flow rarely? MB

cieldequimper said...

@ Gregory and Small City Scenes: I don't really know, most of the fountains don't work most of the time.

Lowell said...

Who needs water? It's enough just to look at the beautiful sculptures and the overall grandeur of the fountain!

Re your question on Ocala: Cody's is supposed to be an old-fashioned roadhouse, where you get peanuts on the table to eat before you meal arrives and you can throw the shells on the floor. Lots of beer; southern-fried food like chicken and shrimp, big steaks, etc. :)

llandudnopictures said...

With or without water, it's still magnificent!

VP said...

Sooner or later I would like to see some water from these fountains. No luck the last time...

BaysideLife said...

Such an interesting fountain. So much to look upon. Beautiful with the water flowing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh it looks magnificent when the water's flowing Ciel, but maybe if they had more of a soft flow rather than such a gush they would be able to let it run more often non?
p.s. merci beaucoup for the Georges Brassens-Les amoureux des bancs publics link, I loved it :)

Karl Demetz said...

An other beautiful fountain!

LONDONLULU said...

It's too bad it doesn't cascade more because it's a gorgeous flow! Also a very lovely wonderful fountain and images:) Talk about sumptuous marble!

Cezar and Léia said...

One word...magnificent! :)
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

It's quite elaborate!

JM said...

The top part is fantastic! Same problem here with the water flow, I don't get it.