Saturday, 14 December 2013

Aérodrome de Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole


Today is a rather exceptional day. VDP isn't showing you a photo of Versailles! This is Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole aerodrome, located about 2.5 m from Versailles. Home to several aero-clubs, it is a busy place on Saturdays! It all began in 1907 with the building of an airship hangar! The cars you can see in the background of the middle shot are on A12 motorway.

Aujourd'hui est un jour assez exceptionnel : VDP ne vous montre pas une photo de Versailles mais de l'aérodrome de la ville voisine de Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole, membre de la communauté de communes de Versailles Grand Parc. Il se situe à environ 4 km de Versailles, de nombreux aéroclubs y sont basés et le samedi il faut attendre pour décoller ! Tout a commencé en 1907 avec la construction d'un hangar pour abriter un dirigeable ! Les voitures que vous voyez en arrière-plan de la photo du milieu sont sur l'autoroute A12.

16 comments:

Michelle said...

Interesting Ciel!

Sylvia K said...

I love those little planes! Great shots for the day!! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Ciel!!

William Kendall said...

Lovely captures, Ciel!

Randy said...

Interesting place.

Dave said...

Did you go up in one ?

llandudnopictures said...

They look like toy planes, and so many of them... busy place!

EG CameraGirl said...

Airports, especially small ones like this one appears to be, are great places to watch the goings on...especially with your camera.

Stuart said...

Nice shots. How was your flight ?

Birdman said...

Watching planes take off, still a marvel to me. Can't take my eyes off them. Still the kid in me, I guess.

Bob Crowe said...

The bottom picture looks like birds on the ground. I've been a single-engine airplane twice. Fun but a little scary.

VP said...

I like planes, but these are a bit too small. Anyway I could spend some time catching them on take offs and landings...

RedPat said...

These planes look so tiny!

Small City Scenes said...

How cool. I like little airports. When the kids were little we used to go visit the local one and were allowed to walk around the tethered plane. They were out in a grassy meadow. MB

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

These airstrips are cool. There's a private one ~2km away, so I often see these small planes flying about. I always wonder where they are going.

Jack said...

It is exciting to be present for the first out-of-Versailles post. You are one of the few remaining true CITY Daily Photo bloggers.

Dina said...

These little country airports are so much fun to be near, as your photos remind me.
We had one in the field next to the monastery in Areuse, CH. I'd always go watch the gliders getting towed and the planes landing. Once summer we even had a resident airship for the Exhibition!