Monday, 23 February 2015

Le rocher

Le rocher Petit Trianon Versailles
Two pictures of the frozen pond of 'le rocher' (the rock) which was designed by landscape painter Hubert Robert and built by Richard Mique in 1783 for Marie-Antoinette's garden at Petit Trianon castle. It is currently undergoing restoration and can only be seen from the back though it is possible to approach it along this lovely heather path and then walk around it to its neighbour the Belvedere (seen here in the last pic).

Voici deux photos de la mare gelée au rocher du jardin anglais au Petit Trianon. Il fut conçu par le peintre Hubert Robert et construit par Richard Mique en 1783 et est actuellement en cours de restauration. On peut toutefois en approcher le long de la bruyère et le contourner pour se rendre au Belvédère.
Le rocher Petit Trianon Versailles
Le rocher Petit Trianon Versailles heather
Belvédère Petit Trianon Versailles

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

Such pretty, serene shots, Ciel.

Revrunner said...

Seems like there's ice everywhere these days.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

You always surprise me, more Versailles jewels! I can just imagine what it looks like on the Spring.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Looks like a secret place to me especially in winter...

Michelle said...

Beautiful scenes!

RedPat said...

I love that heather path, Ciel!

Randy said...

That looks like a very beautiful place.

Josette T said...

ce belvédère je l'aime beaucoup et on y a une belle vue sur le jardin anglais.

Thérèse said...

Tu as joliment contourne la froidure!

Karl Demetz said...

Ich liebe die Erika ! :)

Halcyon said...

What a lovely area.
I remember visiting with my mum a number of years ago and there was a couple making out pretty heavily on the grass outside the Petit Trianon. I think they were somewhere in your last photo.

Aimeecakes said...

This looks like a lovely tranquil kind of spot

Sharon Anck said...

This looks like a beautiful place to walk even when there is a thin sheet of ice on the water.

Birdman said...

A wonderful look at this part of the property. In winter, more ice would only add.

llandudnopictures said...

Positively enchanting!

VP said...

Quite different from last days' pictures, and I like this place very much!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How on earth did we miss the rocks when we were there? Looks so pretty Ciel.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice you know your way around so well that you could get to it to take photos. ;)

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Un sérieux air de campagne au cœur de la ville ...

Tammie Lee said...

another nice place to visit, love seeing your photos.