Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Cérès

Isn't this sweet? It's a detail of Ceres Fountain which was laid out between 1672 and 1679 by Thomas Regnaudin, after a drawing by Charles Le Brun. Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvests and corn, is seated on a bed of corn stalks, accompanied by cornflowers and roses. It symbolises summer (text of the palace's website).

Ce n'est pas mignon ? C'est un détail du bassin de Cérès, carré, qui a été conçu entre 1672 et 1679 par Thomas Regnaudin, d’après un dessin de Charles Le Brun. Cérès, déesse romaine des moissons, est assise sur un lit de gerbes de blés, accompagné de bleuets et de roses. (Texte du site du château).

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that is so beautiful and so sweet indeed!! I love it!! And the detail you've captured is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing, Ciel!! Hope your week is going well!

Lois said...

Yes it is! Have I mentioned that I will be visiting the palace this summer with my daughter? I'm really looking forward to it!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful detail, and taking it out to larger scale works well!

I first knew her as Demeter, reading books of Greek mythology as a child.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Sweet and delicate.

Jack said...

I like the vignetting you did on the second of today's photos and on yesterday's photos.

Randy said...

Not my style but and interesting fountain.

Bob Crowe said...

Nit pick: I think that corn was introduced to Europe from North America after Columbus' first or second voyage. It was well established by the time Versailles was built. Wheat had its origins in Mesopotamia and Ceres (and earlier Demeter) helped it grow.

But these are wonderful pictures. I love the little corn kernel toes.

Sharon Anck said...

Adorable little cherubs.
To answer your question on my site, no the jacaranda blooms don't have any scent. They look like they should but, they don't.

Stuart said...

Your close up is perfect !

llandudnopictures said...

You have captured it perfectly!

Bergson said...

de belles joues :-)

Revrunner said...

Nice . . . uhm . . . buds. ;-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's hard to imagine that level of detail on a fountain. I was thinking Fall as you described it, but Summer makes sense too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Summer so soon? I'm still waiting for spring. ;))

Barbara Farr said...

Charming!

Tanya Breese said...

very sweet indeed!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sweet little cherub derriere, makes me think of my new little granddaughter :)

VP said...

You know I like details, and this one is amazing!

José Mendonça said...

Awesome shots of this beautiful fountain! Love the top composition.

RedPat said...

That is so gorgeous, Ciel!

maryaustria said...

So beautiful! A gorgeous fountain!