Friday, 23 January 2015

Weekend Reflections: Louis XVI

Louis XVI Pajou musée Lambinet Versailles
This bust of king Louis XVI by Augustin Pajou was given to the city of Versailles by the king in 1790 when things had turned rather sour for him and is kept at Lambinet Museum. The king was guillotined 222 years and two days ago. More Weekend Reflections are this way! So sorry for not being able to visit your blogs yesterday, VDP was out and about until...umm... rather late!

Ce buste de Louis XVI par Augustin Pajou a été donné à la ville de Versailles par le roi en 1790 quand le vent avait tourné et est conservé au Musée Lambinet. Cela fait 222 ans et deux jours que le roi a été exécuté. Pour plus de Reflets du Weekend, c'est par ici ! Mille excuses de n'avoir pu visiter vos blogs hier, la soirée fut longue !
 musée Lambinet Versailles

17 comments:

Lowell said...

Nice bust, nice reflection. He reminds me of a Baptist preacher I once knew. So you were out having a good time, heh? Hmm...my imagination is working overtime!

Revrunner said...

Party, party, party! :-)

William Kendall said...

The King's looking suitably regal!

RedPat said...

I really like that 1st pic. What a lovely bright museum that is, Ciel!

Randy said...

Marvelous reflection.

Taken For Granted said...

That reflects well on Louie. Good shot.

llandudnopictures said...

Never good to lose 'lose your head'... interesting that it was exactly 222 years and 2 days ago, wonder if it occurred at 22.00hrs too?!? That' a LOT of 2's(toos)

VP said...

I like the reflection in the first photo, but the perspective of the floor in the second one is even better!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Right royal reflections Ciel :) love the chequered floor, reminds me of my kitchen floor, only my kitchen floor is much smaller :)

Sharon Anck said...

Well, at least he makes an handsome bust.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I can't do the late night thing anymore, especially during the week. It makes me feel like Louis :-o

Amy Franks said...

very cool! looks like my type of place to visit

James said...

The longer I look the more reflections I see. The bottom photo is full of reflections. Nice!

Jack said...

He looks like such a nice guy. I can't imagine why anyone would want to take his head off.

Hope you enjoyed your hard partying!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic place. Wonderful reflections. Have a great weekend

Aimeecakes said...

Great reflection - I hope you were out and about doing something fun!

EG CameraGirl said...

He has such a kind-looking face. Such a sad ending to his life!