Sunday, 1 February 2015

February CDP Theme Day: what would you miss?

Château de Versailles Apollo's chariot
February already! This month's City Daily Photo community's Theme Day is: if you had to leave forever the city from which you usually post, what would you miss most?
Ah... well... VDP would really miss this beauty and its huge grounds to roam in! This is the palace's royal alley seen from Apollo's chariot basin just about two weeks ago, on a rare sunny day! To view all takes on this month's theme, click here! Happy February everyone!

Déjà février ! Le premier du mois est jour de thème dans la communauté des blogueurs City Daily Photo. Ce mois-ci, le thème est : "si vous deviez quittez à jamais la ville de laquelle vous postez habituellement, qu'est-ce qui vous manquerait le plus ?"
Eh bien... cette beauté et son immense parc ! C'est évidemment le château et son allée royale vus depuis le bassin du char d'Apollon il y a environ quinze jours, sous un rare soleil hivernal ! Pour voir toutes les contributions du monde entier au thème, cliquez ici ! VDP vous souhaite un bon mois de février !

46 comments:

Lowell said...

I can certainly understand your sentiments here! What a place to live and enjoy every day of one's life! Beauty and history wrapped in a gilded package!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely picture Ciel, nice start to your 7th year...

Michelle said...

A picture showcasing your city's beauty!

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! Six years so soon!

Yep, I do believe you would miss the palace and its grounds! :)

RedPat said...

A good pic to show us what you would miss - the beauty of your city is astounding!

William Kendall said...

The palace would be missed by many beyond your home! A beautiful choice.

Jim said...

That's so beautiful

Dianne said...

A stunning royal vista Ciel ... I could live with that

Randy said...

I would love to see this in person.

Jane Hards Photography said...

It's so hard to say one thing I'd miss from my town, but I can see why you'd miss this, it's a gorgeous view.

Revrunner said...

I could see missing this view.

Jack said...

One of the wonderful and inspirational scenes at the Palace! I can see why you would miss it dearly. Fortunately, it will be a long time before you do leave . . .

Julie said...

Yes, this is something I would miss, too, in your situation.

But, tell me ... do you have to pay an entrance fee EVERY time you go to the palace, or do you have an annual membership, or a press pass ... ???

Linda said...

Yes, I can understand this. You live in a beautiful place.

Bob Crowe said...

Mais bien sûr.

I like how water dominates the foreground. To float on your back there on a warm summer day... But security would chase you away.

Thérèse said...

On ne s'attendait pas moins de toi!
Magnifique prise et tu vas encore tres certainement nous en apprendre encore beaucoup sur ce lieu debordant d'histoire.

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I love the size of this photo and the reflection of the clouds in the water.

Sharon Anck said...

Understandable! I would miss this beauty too.

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Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Well done!

Gemma Wiseman said...

There is a subdued beauty in this lovely photo that mesmerises and lingers. The touch of water in the scene adds some magic.

Peter van den Besselaar said...

I like the colours and atmosphere of the picture. You are lucky!
Cheers from Tilburg.

VP said...

I have to try this place again, maybe not in the heat of summer: it does look wonderful here!

Josette T said...

il n'y a pas d'aussi bel endroit où j'habite alors ce qui me manqueraient ce serait mes amies !

llandudnopictures said...

Now that's a very l o n g view to the palace!

Joan Elizabeth said...

When I was there I did not have time to walk the grounds -- they are a treasure that your would surely miss.

SARA MILLER said...

I would never miss a place but friends and family.

Aimeecakes said...

I love the proportions in this photo, its really a very beautiful place!

Halcyon said...

I can certainly understand why you'd miss such a wonderful landmark that's practically at your doorstep. I think we're both lucky to live in cities with such a rich history and still a lot of life going on in the present too!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The vastness of the grounds is well captured in your photo and the palace is featured, too.... a must.

May you never have to leave your city! Happy Theme Day!

Janis
GDP

Rob the frog said...

You're so lucky to live there...

Denton Harryman said...

Beautiful photo with lots of depth. After reading your explanation I think that "rare sunny day" is very special as well. Happy theme day

Denton from Charlotte Daily Photo

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Oh ! Du bleu dans VDP, ça n'est pas si souvent ... Ton choix est juste parfait :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a shot Ciel.. perfectly luvverly :) I remember it well and hope to see it again one day!

Gunn said...

YOU are living very close to a very pretty historical landmark. I fully understand that this is a place you will miss..... in case you leave your city.

cieldequimper said...

@ Julie: if I hadn't bought an annual pass, yes, I would have to pay for the palace and the Grand and Petit Trianon estates year round as well as the gardens in the summer. The grounds however are free for pedestrians 365/365.

So basically, I do pay! ;-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

There's a lot to be missed in Versailles, but this would be at the top of my list as well. Stunning.

Small City Scenes said...

It is beautiful and we would miss seeing the beauty if you were to leave. So there!!!

Go Hawks!!!
MB

Karl Demetz said...

Sehr schönes Bild, Ciel, eine solche Aussicht würde wohl jeder vermissen !

Lois said...

Beautiful photo. I miss it and I don't even live there! I hope I can come back some day.

Loree said...

The aesthetics are absolutely perfect and gorgeously beautiful.

Dina said...

May you continue to roam there to your heart's content.

Julie said...

I have only been to Versailles once, Ciel, in 2010. I spent the entire day, and saw such a small proportion of it. I could wander the grounds for days on end, and never tire of the plantings or the vista. I am glad you have an annual pass! Thanks for responding so comprehensively.

Glennis said...

Lovely photo I like the colour of the water, nice to have such a nice place to wander.

Stuart said...

You do live in a magical place. And that shot today demonstrates it. Bravo!

Nathalie H.D. said...

Bien sûr, comment imaginer Versailles sans son château !
Très belle photo !