Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Avant que ne commence la sérénade royale

Before VDP's break, I returned to the palace for second and third helpings with guests and attended 'the 'royal serenade'. Baroque musicians and dancers in period costumes took us on a musical stroll around the king's apartments. Can you guess what this courtesan was doing?

Avant les vacances de VDP, je suis retournée  au château deux fois avec des invités. Ces fois-là, nous avons commencé par la "sérénade royale" pendant laquelle des musiciens et danseurs baroques animent un parcours dans les grands appartements du roi. Devinerez-vous ce que faisait ce courtisan ?



21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I've never tried to figure out a Frenchman, but he does look pretty hip! Love his outfit -- way cool for the day!! Love your shots for the day, Ciel! I'm sending you some of our "northwest weather"!! Wish you were here to enjoy!!

Roseann said...

Is he doing a solo Minuet?

LONDONLULU said...

I love being given tours by those in historic dress! Hm, I'm with Roseann - a little historic dance perhaps:) (Kona was a recently adopted rescue Springer Spaniel, I'd linked to a prior post with the background, but neglected to mention it today!)

Barbara Farr said...

I have no idea what he is up to, but he is wearing a beautiful coat.

Bob Crowe said...

He appears to be singing. Of course, courtesan has many levels of meaning.

Randy said...

That is some outfit.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe he is a story teller. He could not match the story of your trip to the American West told through your excellent photos that you posted a couple of days ago. Looks like a great trip, and we are glad that you are back and posting new Versailles photos again.

Hilda said...

That's a wonderful way to appreciate music and history!

sometimesthatsallyouget said...

I'll take a wild guess that he is telling a story through song.

As others have said - beautiful coat he is wearing and I love the color!

~Lindy

Kay L. Davies said...

I also love that coat, but I can't imagine what he is doing if he isn't singing.
It seems I missed your wild west photos recently. I'd better look for them.
K

Cezar and Léia said...

I guess he was singing, but he could be explain the traditional of this event as well!Great pictures!
Léia

Stefan Jansson said...

Telling a story.

Lowell said...

I know nothing about "Baroque musicians and dancers" or "courtesans".

Based on your photos he's flirting with you in song or he's flashing the group in the last shot! :))

I'd guess whatever he's doing you enjoyed it muchly.

Oh, maybe he's having a ball! ;) Very funny!

Tanya Breese said...

how fun!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Snazzy outfit.

stef mel said...

Ce "courtisan" est Monsieur Fabrice Conan :) Il apprend aux spectateurs des sérénades à faire la révérence selon si vous êtes un homme ou une femme :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm going with singing Ciel..you'll have to tell us what he really is doing :)

VP said...

I assumed that stef mel was right, so I checked the guy and found so many funny and interesting things about this comedian named... Conan!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice outfit :)
Welcome back, Ciel.

Andrew Fulton said...

He really looks the part... nice to have you back.

Thérèse said...

J'aurais pensé aux explications sur les moeurs du temps...