Monday, 15 June 2015

Le bosquet du théâtre d'eau

Bosquet du théâtre d'eau Versailles Othoniel Benech
In March 2014, the place looked wild, it was here. These photos were taken at the end of May. They represent a small part of the brand new Water Theatre Grove in the palace gardens. The grove was originally designed by André Le Nôtre and after an international competition aimed at garden designers for the restoration of the Water Theatre grove, landscape designer Louis Benech and artist Jean-Michel Othoniel were chosen for their contemporary art project that reminds of the brilliant feasts that kings held in the gardens. It's modern but still classy and VDP loves it! To see two short videos, click here.

En mars 2014, les lieux étaient en pleins travaux, c'était ici. Ces photos ont été prises fin mai. Elles représentent une petite partie du tout nouveau bosquet du théâtre d'eau dans les jardins du château, dont la restauration a été confiée après concours international au paysagiste Louis Benech et à l'artiste Jean-Michel Othoniel.C'est moderne, contemporain, tout en rappelant les fêtes données jadis dans les jardins, VDP adore ! Pour voir deux vidéos, c'est par ici !
Bosquet du théâtre d'eau Versailles Othoniel BenechBosquet du théâtre d'eau Versailles Othoniel Benech

24 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Beautiful against that dark brooding sky, I like it :)

Michelle said...

Very artistic...I like it!

RedPat said...

Marvelous, Ciel! I liked the videos too.
Interesting that in the 2nd video I couldn't understand the one guy at all while the other one I could catch the drift of what he was saying.

Bob Crowe said...

I am so sorry we were there to early to see this. There will be a next time, won't there?

Jack said...

It is quite handsome, Ciel.

Randy said...

Does it light up at night?

Dina said...

Your word "wild" is the mot juste here!
It looks like a sea serpent.

Sharon Anck said...

There is something quite cheerful and uplifting about this! I like it.

Kay said...

What a wonderful collaboration! Your shot is beautiful against that dark sky.

llandudnopictures said...

Those are really dramatic looking images, a real 'performance' by the fountains!

Bergson said...

un ciel qui met bien en valeur les jets d'eau

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It was worth the wait, it is more stunning than I thought it could be.

Revrunner said...

Looks like a water gun fight. :-)

VP said...

It is really nice... but 'art project' make me laugh!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

On la j'adore! how spectacular it is Ciel, as Dina said, like a writhing sea serpent! We were on the same theme today :)

Karl Demetz said...

Eine wilde Wasserschlange?
Schaut gut aus !

William Kendall said...

Quite dramatic skies for that water feature!

Lowell said...

A festival. A feast for the eyes. I would love to see this in person. That last photo is especially entertaining what with those dark clouds in the sky - it appears they are threatening the water spectacle!

Halcyon said...

It definitely looks dramatic!

Birdman said...

It does look pretty cool in action... sort of Disney-like.

Kate said...

What a wonderful display!

Josette T said...

autant je déteste les pseudo sculptures autant j'aime ces perles de verres

EG CameraGirl said...

It's magical!

José Mendonça said...

Amazing and so eye-catching!