Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Gelée !

Frozen waterfall Petit Trianon Versailles
There aren't a great many waterfalls in Versailles and VDP isn't even sure this qualifies! Being a winter lover, VDP couldn't resist a long walk in Marie-Antoinette's estate in the palace grounds on Saturday. The weather was gorgeously perfect, cold and sunny and... er... VDP took loads -I mean, loads- of photos! Now normally this would be a charming trickle of water under this old bridge which you had seen here in the summer way back in 2010! The shallow river was completely frozen this last weekend!

Il n'y a pas beaucoup de cascades à Versailles ! VDP adorant l'hiver, elle s'est empressée de faire une longue promenade dans le domaine de Marie-Antoinette samedi, dans le froid et sous un ciel bleu à se damner. Ces stalactites, c'est normalement un ruissellement charmant sous ce vieux pont que vous aviez vu en été, il y a fort longtemps, c'était ici en 2010 ! La rivière était une vraie patinoire samedi !
Bridge Petit Trianon Versailles frozen
Bridge Petit Trianon Versailles frozen
Bridge Petit Trianon Versailles frozen
 Bridge Petit Trianon Versailles frozen

24 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

What a great place, lovely little island in the river and charming old bridge, like the waterfall picture as well. Hope you enjoyed the walk.

Lois said...

Amazing that it was frozen like that! You must have been really bundled up for your walk. I love those icicles.

William Kendall said...

I love the look of that bridge!

RedPat said...

You've had it cold, Ciel! Such a pretty bridge.

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Lowell said...

A fine series of photos. It's a beautiful spot. And I'd say any time you have falling water, you have a waterfalls! :)

Randy said...

Nice grounds. I really like the icicles.

Taken For Granted said...

Love the little water fall, even if it is frozen. Looks like a fine winter day for a walk.

Olivier said...

sympa, tu as quand meme une sensation d'hiver. Ca rend bien les fontaines gelees

Thérèse said...

Il est souvent tres amusant de revisiter les lieux a differentes saisons. Parfait exemple avec ton billet d'aujourd'hui. Brrr...

Josette T said...

l'entrée est libre en hiver ???

Halcyon said...

Beautiful water scenes!

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Froid mais soleil ... ça me va !

llandudnopictures said...

Brrrrr, still looks like a great place for a walk though.

Revrunner said...

Well, sure. If you're Marie-Antoinette, why not jus order your own waterfall to suit. :-)

Tanya Breese said...

i think things will be freezing up here over the next few days, blah! beautiful photos!

Aimeecakes said...

This looks like a very pretty spot, I love the icicles

Sharon Anck said...

Those icicles are gorgeous. What a great find.

EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE those icicles!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's very hard to stop snapping when surrounded by inspiration Ciel, the first shot is beautiful, time stopped for a while.

VP said...

Now I want to see this in winter!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It looks very cool (no pun intended). I feel inspired to poke holes in the ice.

Loree said...

It looks seriously cold.

cieldequimper said...

@ Josette : non !