Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday afternoon at Versailles

 
 A  panorama 
that cannot do justice
to the glorious day at the chateau de Versailles.
It can only hint
at the vast gardens, canals, ponds, paths and plantings.

The clouds were extraordinary.

No, 
this is not a 
Christo et Jeanne-Claude work,
just the outdoor sculptures
ready for winter.
 
Sun and clouds
behind 
the Temple of Love. 



I especially loved
the cottages 
and gardens
at Marie Antoinette's village.
 
Reflections.
 
Light 
through an arbour walk.

Arches.

Portico at le Grand Trinon.

Cobblestone gutters
have such 
romance.
 
Puddle patterns
after 
the morning rain.

In the vast repetition
of room 
after room
after room 
after room
of luxury
it was a relief 
to finally find
a simple toilet.
 
Fit for a king
 
or queen.