Saturday, 22 February 2014

La salle des Hoquetons

This room at the palace has been preserved in its original 1672 state. 'Modest Venus', a.k.a. 'Medici Venus', by Balthazar Keller, stands in the middle of this room that once housed the palace police.

La salle des hoquetons est conservée dans son état originel de 1672. Elle abritait les gardes de la prévôté de l'hôtel autrement dit la police intérieure du château. Les hoquetons devaient leur nom aux tuniques héritées du moyen-âge. Au centre se trouve la Vénus pudique, également dite Vénus Médicis, de Balthazar Keller.








19 comments:

Revrunner said...

Modest Venus, eh? ;-)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, maybe not modest, but who cares!! A terrific capture, as always, Ciel!! Enjoy your weekend!!

William Kendall said...

It is a magnificent room.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh la, more Medici than modest, but sumptuous all the same! That is a gorgeous room, lucky police. (I'll happily trade weather with you!:)

RedPat said...

I love that first shot! The floor really adds an interesting perspective.

Jack said...

Quite a place, Ciel.

Thérèse said...

Un tout petit peu moins discrete que celle de Boticelli... :-) si on compare.

llandudnopictures said...

That has to be the grandest 'Police Station I have ever seen ;-)

Stuart said...

That's a beautiful place... mais où sont les hoquetons ?!

Oman said...

this is a regal and beautiful place. thanks for sharing.

Lowell said...

Oh boy, this makes me want to return quickly and see more of the Palace. I feel that we missed a lot on the "tour."

I don't remember this room specifically but it is gorgeous! And the statue is beautifully done. How would the castle police get anything done in here?

Hope you're on the way to a beautiful weekend!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Makes a person want to get arrested!

Small City Scenes said...

How lovely!

MB

Birdman said...

Stunning!

VP said...

Love the effect of the first image and the composition of the second one!

Randy said...

Beautiful statues. I like the design on the floor too.

Halcyon said...

I love the floor. You always find that kind of tile in "royal places". I may have to use it as inspiration when we build our kitchen and bath!

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is so magical!
Wonderful and elegant are the words!
happy weekend,
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Is that francaise 'modest' Ciel :) Love the chequerboard flooring, this is subconsciously where I got the idea for my new kitchen floor :)