Thursday, 17 July 2014

Une vue différente de Louis XIV

Statue Louis XIV Versailles Notre Dame
The equestrian statue of king Louis XIV in front of the palace is photographed by millions of tourists every year, most of whom only stay for a two or three hours tour of the palace, skipping the city altogether. VDP has shown it to you a great many times looking towards the palace or the setting sun, in the summer or the snow, in detail or from further away (see all photos by clicking here.) This time, VDP took another angle, looking towards beautiful Notre-Dame de Versailles church! Apologies to VDP's very faithful reader who will dislike this black and white photograph!

La statue équestre de Louis XIV devant le château est photographiée par des millions de touristes chaque année, dont la plupart ne passent que deux ou trois heures de visite éclair au château, zappant totalement la ville. VDP vous l'a montrée à maintes reprises vue vers le château, le couchant, en été ou sous la neige, en détail ou de plus loin (voir toutes les photos en cliquant ici.) Cette fois-ci, VDP a choisi un autre angle, un regard vers l'église Notre-Dame !

23 comments:

William Kendall said...

Well it is a magnificent looking statue!

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent indeed and I really like the B&W!

Revrunner said...

Another interesting perspective.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

It is hard to come up with new views of things that get photographed regularly. A real challenge but worth it when one works like yours did.

RedPat said...

That's a wonderful shot! Looks great in B&W!

Michelle said...

No worries here....I love it!

Jack said...

It is an excellent perspective on the statue. I suspect VP will forgive you.

Randy said...

Nice shot!

Sharon Anck said...

I like this shot and I promise the next time I go to Paris, on my trip to Versailles I will spent time checking out the town as well as the palace.

Olivier said...

il regne sur la ville.c'est syumpa le b&w

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great shot, works really well in B & W

llandudnopictures said...

That is a very epic looking statue, and photo!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm glad I', not the VDP reader that dislikes B&W photos. ;)) Sometimes it's the best way to show something, at least that's what I think.

Stuart said...

Well, it's not this reader that is disappointed in B&W ! Well done !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Enjoyed looking back and seeing King Louis in all his splendour Ciel.. He looks splendid in B&W, I think he himself would approve!

Tanya Breese said...

i like black and white and had to see who doesn't...jack spilled the beans haha

VP said...

Apologies accepted! I would prefer 'not see the reason of' to 'dislike'...

Halcyon said...

I think you probably have a couple of readers who aren't so fond of black and white, but I'm not one of them. :) Great shot.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I, on the other hand, adore black and white, especially this shot!

LOLfromPasa said...

A nice addition to your already super collection.

Dina said...

It turned out nice.

José Mendonça said...

Looks great in B&W too.

lilac and old roses said...

No, I like it very much as I do all your photographs. I love reading about Versailles, the whole city not just the palace. I fell in love with it two years ago. Not visiting this year sadly but hopefully next. Enjoy your break, jane x