Sunday, 6 April 2014

Tuyauterie

Yesterday, the season of the musical fountains afternoons began and the palace's hydraulic engineer team has been very busy lately! This is Apollo's chariot basin a couple of weeks ago. I had shown it to you here during the night fountains show.

Hier, la saison des eaux musicales diurnes a commencé au château et les fontainiers ont été aux petits soins pour préparer les fontaines ! Ca, c'est le bassin du char d'Apollon tel qu'il se présentait il y a une quinzaine de jours ! Je vous l'avais montré ici durant les eaux nocturnes,

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Well, I did find you!! Thanks for letting me know the screw up in dates???? I love the musical fountains!! Wish I could visit them again after so many years! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Ciel!!

William Kendall said...

I think I've seen these at work in a documentary at one point, Ciel. Beautiful capture!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Interesting view of the piping. they did a lot of work on it.

Jack said...

It will be interesting to see it in summer. I assume that when the basin is filled, the pipes are submerged?

Bob Crowe said...

I don't know about the musical fountains. We will have to look into it before we get to Paris.

BTW, due to Jilly's schedule, it now looks more likely that we will be in Paris at the end of our trip and over a weekend.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm sure it's an engineering delight to get these fountains up and running every year.

Randy said...

That must be one big fountain, to have such large water pipes.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have shown that fountains are more than water and sculpture. There is a lot of infrastructure behind the scenes, or under the water.

cieldequimper said...

@Jack: follow the link!

Kate said...

Glad you provided the link; the fountains must be a delight when in full operation.

Halcyon said...

Exciting times await!

Lowell said...

That's my favorite fountain in all the world of all time! But I've never seen the shows. One of these days!

Revrunner said...

I'm just grateful that there are people and resources available to keep these magnificent fountains working.

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! The season is now upon us! Wish I could be there!

Birdman said...

LOVE the close-up shot. I'm into anything mythic in content.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes there's no way those pipes would be on show during the summer season I bet Ciel. I absolutely loved this fountain, the sculpture is brilliant.

VP said...

I have to see this sometimes...

Stuart said...

Now this is the kind of pipeline project I can fully support.

Dina said...

In its own way, the engineering is as impressive as the statues.

Thérèse said...

Quelle organisation! On ne peut s'empecher de penser aux fontainiers presents et passes.

Karl Demetz said...

The pipes make a beautiful graphical effect, but I love much more the second photo.

RedPat said...

I went to the link and it is interesting to see all the pipes that are involved in putting on such a show!