Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Les crânes

Le Roi est mort the king is dead exhibition Versailles
Last weekend, VDP finally made it to the palace to see the fabulous 'the king is dead' exhibition. Now, of course, VDP is very late because the exhibition began last year, to mark the tercentenary of Louis XIV's death on 1 September 1715 at the ripe old age of almost 77 and after a reign of 72 years, but as the saying goes, better late than never... Here the entrance of the exhibition with which VDP shall bore you for a little while... For the first time, photography at a temporary palace exhibition was actually allowed!!!

Le weekend dernier, VDP s'est enfin rendue au château pour voir la fabuleuse exposition "le roi est mort". Bien sûr, VDP a beaucoup de retard puisque l'expo a commencé en 2015, pour marquer le tricentenaire de la mort de Louis XIV le 1er septembre 1715, à presque 77 ans et après un règne de 72 ans. Voici l'entrée de l'expo, de laquelle VDP va vous entretenir pendant quelques jours ! Pour la première fois, les photos étaient autorisées à une expo temporaire au château !
Le Roi est mort the king is dead exhibition Versailles

17 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Oh Ciel you could never bore, I'm so pleased they allowed photography otherwise we should never have seen those wonderful skulls...

William Kendall said...

I really like that entrance. Gives it a nice sense of drama!

I feel obliged to say, "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."

Revrunner said...

Sure are a lot of skulls around.

Bob Crowe said...

Clever but ghoulish composition in the first one. Imagine the headache.

Tanya Breese said...

yippee, pictures!! what an entrance! i won't be bored, promise!

Halcyon said...

I'm sure this is going to be an interesting exhibit!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that's a wonderfully dramatic entrance Ciel, so French somehow :) and yay for the being allowed to take photos, looking forward to seeing what you saw!

Sharon Anck said...

I love the dramatic entrance and the golden skulls. I'm glad you made it to the exhibition and are sharing it with us.

VP said...

Spectacular weird objects!

orvokki said...

Wonderful photos,

Bergson said...

nous sommes de suite dans l'ambiance avec ces têtes

RedPat said...

Scary things ahead!

Wayne said...

There's simply no reason to rush into things. Gold skulls, I love them!

Stefan Jansson said...

Glad they let you in with a camera.

Daryl said...

oh how fabulous to be able to take photos ... here in nyc, they permit photos w/o flash at The Whitney but at the Met only permanent exhibitions permit photos ....

i am so curious about those skulls ... are they man made or did they once belong to living beings?

EG CameraGirl said...

A weird subject but surprisingly intriguing. :))

Dina said...

Lucky us that photography was allowed. Even just to see those golden skulls would have been enough!