Saturday, 20 June 2015

Depuis la grille royale

Château de Versailles vu de la grille royale
This, ladies and gentlemen, are the palace and its Grand Canal seen from the far end of the palace grounds near the small 'royal gate'. The Grand Canal is just under a mile long, so this should give you an idea of distance here, bearing in mind that VDP did use the zoom just a little bit... VDP liked all the tree shadows, hence the bonus photos.

Le château et le grand canal vus depuis la grille royale. La scène est très légèrement écrasée au zoom mais lorsqu'on sait que le grand canal mesure 1,5 kilomètres, eh bien cela donne une idée des distances...
Château de Versailles vu de la grille royale
Parc du château de Versailles

19 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

I like the tree shadows as well, nice pictures..

Lowell said...

Oh, thank you. I wanted to walk all the way to the end but we didn't have enough time. There was never enough time to do all the things we wanted to do when we visited Paris! :(

Revrunner said...

Nice château. :-)

Kay said...

After checking out all the highlights on the palace grounds I'd guess the average tourist would drop before choosing to hike the full distance in this shot. I do like the bonus photos!

Birdman said...

VDP I so agree with you about the shadows, They offer a great deal to the distant building.

Randy said...

I like view on that second photo.

VP said...

The next time I will explore this side...

llandudnopictures said...

Now that is a l o n g view!

Josette T said...

j'aime beaucoup le dernière photo avec es ombres... une bonne idée d'aller au bout du canal bravo la sportive !

Wayne said...

I never realized the size of the grounds nor that the canal was ~1 mile long. It looks like a great place to get lost and I'm sure there re plenty of opportunities to escape the crowds.

Sharon Anck said...

Amazing photos! I think the second one is my favorite. If my dad had seen those photos, he'd say something like "I'd hate to mow that lawn".

Susan Bauer said...

My faves are the shadow pics. <3 <3 <3

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sharon's comment made me smile :) This is a one mile walk that I would loooove to do! The tree shadows are a delight to see.

Roseann said...

Are people allowed to swim in the canal during the summertime? It sure looks like it!

William Kendall said...

That would be quite a walk. I wouldn't be surprised if people regularly make that walk part of their daily routine.

José Mendonça said...

What a great place to stretch your legs!

RedPat said...

A nice place to escape the crowds, Ciel! I like your shadow pics!

Small City Scenes said...

The shadows are wonderful. Did you walk the mile?
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

I had no idea the grounds were that HUGE!