Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Marianne

Marianne Hôtel de Ville Versailles Histoire de Lire
This pretty young lady was welcoming visitors to the town hall this last weekend for the (heightened security) 2015 edition of the history book show/salon where VDP took her Dad as they are both history buffs! She is wearing a Marianne costume, which VDP thought very appropriate considering the week we'd just had. Marianne, an allegory of Liberty and Reason, is one of the symbols of the French Republic. To see a sculpture of Marianne inside the town hall and read more about where to find the symbol in France, click here! Would you believe VDP forgot to ask Marianne for her real name? Below is another young lady with a pretty costume, this time a medieval one!

Cette jolie jeune Marianne accueillait les visiteurs samedi à l'édition 2015 du salon Histoire de Lire, tenue dans des conditions de sécurité drastiques à l'hôtel de ville, où VDP a emmené son Papa, comme elle féru d'histoire. VDP a félicité la jeune femme pour son choix de costume en ces temps de terrorisme, mais a oublié de lui demander comment elle s'appelait en réalité ! Pour voir la Marianne sculptée de l'hôtel de ville, cliquez ici. Ci-dessous, une autre jolie jeune femme en costume un peu plus ancien...
Salon Histoire de Lire Versailles 2015
This show is an opportunity to meet renowned historians, some of them members of the prestigious Académie Française, engage in conversation with them, attend conferences and of course, buy signed books. Below is a book that VDP couldn't resist photographing, the 'In love with Paris dictionary' by Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves. Paris is hurt but Paris is still loved by so many...

Le salon permet de rencontrer des historiens de renom, de discuter avec eux, d'écouter des conférences et bien sûr, d'acheter des livres signés. Ci-dessous, le dictionnaire amoureux de Paris de Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves. Paris meurtrie en ce moment, Paris dont tant sont amoureux...
Dictionnaire amoureux de Paris D'Estienne d'Orves
Finally, VDP and her Dad didn't quite leave empty-handed... 

VDP et son père n'ont pas quitté les lieux les mains vides...
Histoire de Lire Versailles 2015
To view the 2013 edition posts, click here.

Pour voir l'édition 2013 du salon, cliquez ici.

19 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

The two young ladies in costume look delightful, 'Marianne' wearing those colours particularly so...I'm pleased you and your dad found some good books to take away..:

Revrunner said...

I'm thinking I ought to be a knight. ;-)

RedPat said...

That 2nd young woman looks so like someone I know. Glad you & your dad had a good time, Ciel!

Lois said...

So happy you had such a good day with your dad! I had never heard about Marianne before, so thanks for the info. Very interesting!

mia more said...

A bit demagogical.this Marianne.

Stuart said...

At least this Marianne is fully clothed for THIS event.

Josette T said...

je m'en suis voulue...j'avais oublié mon appareil photo !

Thérèse said...

Un bien joli partage!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You have to know how much I'd love an event like this Ciel.. hmmm! I'm going to a dress up birthday party (my soon to be four year old great niece) on Sunday.. Marianne? :)

Dina said...

What a wonderful event, and beautiful ladies and nice books. So glad you and Dad went to it and felt joy and pride in your place.

Sharon Anck said...

What a wonderful event this must have been and you acquired some reading material to take home with you. I love the photos of the ladies in their costumes.

William Kendall said...

Quite a contrast in clothing, and what a beautiful setting to be in.

VP said...

I like everything of this post, Marianne included. By the way, one of my favorite paintings is on one of the book covers below...

Wayne said...

Versailles certainly has cool events, a history book show, complete with costumes!? You and your dad should start your own library.

LOLfromPasa said...

I agree with all the comment above. It looks wonderful and your photographs are lovely!

Lowell said...

What a great event! I would enjoy this immensely. Love the costumes, too.

Halcyon said...

Love the lovely French ladies. I am sure this was a great event - especially if you love history!

Loree said...

It would be a dream come true for me to spend an evening with historians.

EG CameraGirl said...

This is my kind of gathering!