Monday, 25 May 2015

La rencontre avec Walla Walla DP, des iris et des touristes

Iris Cour des Senteurs Versailles
Aren't they gorgeous? In full bloom at the Scents Courtyard on Saturday!

Ils étaient magnifiques à la cour des senteurs samedi !
Iris Cour des Senteurs Versailles
Suddenly a group of American tourists walked by. VDP was astonished (and really pleasantly surprised) that they were obviously taking a guided tour of the city considering that most tourists, wherever they come from, walk from the train station to Starbucks, to the palace, to McDonald's and back to the train station, having thus sampled some French gastronomy! Yes, that is an ever so slightly ironic statement. Unfortunately, the information they were given here was incorrect, the scents courtyard wasn't built this year but in 2013!

Soudain, un groupe de touristes américains fit son apparition. VDP a été sidérée et agréablement surprise qu'ils fassent une visite guidée d'au moins une partie de la ville, fût-ce au pas de charge, puisque la plupart des touristes, d'où qu'ils viennent, arrivant à la gare s'arrêtent chez Starbucks, vont au château, s'arrêtent chez Mc Donald's et repartent... Malheureusement, l'information qui leur a été donnée était fausse, la cour des senteurs ne date pas de cette année mais de 2013 !
Iris Cour des Senteurs Versailles
Iris Cour des Senteurs Versailles
Iris Cour des Senteurs Versailles Dyptique
And... Saturday evening, VDP had the huge pleasure of meeting Walla Walla Daily Photo! It was a fantastic evening of chatting over dinner that ended under the Eiffel Tower! It was absolutely great to see you!

Et... samedi soir, VDP a eu l'immense plaisir de rencontrer Walla Walla Daily Photo de l'Etat de Washington sur la côte pacifique des Etats-Unis, dont l'auteur était de passage à Paris ! Après dîner, la soirée s'est terminée sous la Tour Eiffel...
Au petit tonneau Paris

25 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Very, very lovely, I'm delighted to have such beautiful cousins :)

Stefan Jansson said...

Never much fun with guides that make mistakes, but I guess we have all done that.

Revrunner said...

The blooms are beautiful.

RedPat said...

I love the idea of a scents courtyard!

Randy said...

Lovely flowers.

Bob Crowe said...

Any American who thinks that a stop at the Versailles McDonalds is a taste of French gastronomy is, well, too dumb to be admitted to your country.

Kay said...

Iris! One of my favorites! And you caught them beautifully.
What a treat to meet a fellow blogger.

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my gosh, gorgeous iris! And, another meet up with a city daily photo blogger! How fun!

I agree with your little tourist description. I've seen it happen!

Bergson said...

ça sent aussi bon dans les jardins que dans les plats

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful blooms and colours... and food, and wine!

Gunn said...

Irisis are on my top-ten list.
Beautiful place!

cieldequimper said...

@ Bob: it isn't just Americans! It's all of them (well make that about 90% of them!)

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous courtyard. I'm sure I've never seen so many irises in one place!

José Mendonça said...

I can only remember going to McD ONCE on my travels: after a couple of weeks in India I really needed to make a break on hot spicy food! And that was it. :-)
Awesome blooms btw!

Josette T said...

amusants et très beaux iris...qui n'ont pas de senteur !
les assiettes sont appétissantes ;-))) bonne soirée

Fotolosopher said...

Beautiful photos and I'm glad that you were able to meet up with another CDP blogger!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm still getting over the shock that there even IS a McDonald's in Versailles Ciel, quel horreur! Meanwhile the iris are divine.

Taken For Granted said...

These are great iris photos. The scent garden not only smells great, it looks good too.

Don't know how you put up with tourists and their odd behavior. Just remember, there are good people everywhere.

Thérèse said...

Comme j'aime ce verre de "la rencontre!"
La "cour des senteurs" quel joli nom!
Tu étais donc mauvaise langue avec les touristes américains en général... :-)

William Kendall said...

Beautiful flowers, Ciel, and such a treat for you two to have met!

VP said...

Tour guides are always interesting to listen and groups of tourists are often funny to watch...

Susan Bauer said...

Yes, it was a lot of fun to meet my first CDP blogger. Who might be next? Je ne sais pas.

Loree said...

Beautiful irises and so nice to see they are still in bloom. Mine gave up weeks ago :(

orvokki said...

Beautiful flowers and these photos are lovely.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Astonishing light. Beautifully taken. I've met fellow bloggers, but so far no cdp ones. One day, one day.