Saturday, 4 July 2015

La vue sur Chantiers

Gare de Versailles Chantiers train station
The public garden that VDP has been showing you over the past few days looks out onto Chantiers neighbourhood and train station! Happy 4th of July to VDP's American readers!

La vue depuis le jardin des étangs Gobert.
Gare de Versailles Chantiers train station

Friday, 3 July 2015

Weekend Reflections : intérieur-extérieur

Antiques district quartier antiquaires Versailles
An inside-out view (with the former royal court and prison, Bailliage building on the right) in the Antiques district for Weekend Reflections!

Dans le quartier de la geôle, avec l'hôtel du Bailliage à droite pour les Reflets du Weekend !

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July City Daily Photo Theme Day: Upside down

Anish Kapoor mirror Versailles palace
July and it's sizzling hot in Versailles! A heatwave is upon us (104° F/40°C forecast for today and already 90° in the bedroom last night), as is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo blogging community. These pictures were taken at the palace last Sunday, VDP was literally roasting but hey! Anish Kapoor's summer exhibit in the palace gardens provided the perfect upside down pictures! More to come about the exhibition in a few days, in the meantime, have a look at all the takes on the Theme by clicking here and enjoy July!

Juillet et il fait une chaleur à crever à Versailles ! La canicule s'est abattue sur nous, tout comme le thème du premier du mois dans la communauté des blogueurs City Daily Photo. VDP a rôti dimanche dernier au château mais les miroirs de l'expo Anish Kapoor lui ont permis de prendre des photos "à l'envers" et donc "upside down" pour satisfaire au thème ! Pour voir des interprétations du monde entier cliquez ici ! VDP vous souhaite un bon mois de juillet !
Anish Kapoor mirror Versailles palace

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Banc

Graffiti Banc Jardin Etangs Gobert Versailles
Some of the benches in the garden have been... er... added to...

Certains bancs du jardin des étangs Gobert ont changé d'aspect...
Graffiti Banc Jardin Etangs Gobert Versailles

Monday, 29 June 2015

Le banc du jardin des étangs Gobert

Bench banc jardin étangs Gobert Versailles
Once you have reached the top of yesterday's stairs, you arrive at a rather nice space which is occupied, in part, by this huge and very controversial 90 metres long (295ft) bench! The garden has materialised on what were once huge ponds, which used to provide water for the palace's fountains.

Une fois arrivés en haut de l'escalier que VDP vous montrait hier, vous arrivez à un espace vert occupé, en partie, par ce banc de 90 mètres, qui n'a pas échappé à la controverse. Le jardin est construit sur ce qui fut un étang alimentant les fontaines du château, d'où son nom !

Sunday, 28 June 2015

La montée au jardin

Jardin passage Etangs Gobert Versailles
For a few posts, VDP is taking you to the fairly recent public garden that now links Chantiers neighbourhood and its train station to Avenue de Sceaux and St Louis neighbourhood, enabling a much shorter walk for commuters! If you turn left just before those steps, you'll take an alley to Chantiers train station (which is itself undergoing huge works). If you walk up the stairs, you end up in the public garden.

Pour quelques jours, VDP va vous emmener au jardin des étangs Gobert. En fait, un vrai raccourci a été créé (qu'on emprunte ici à gauche avant l'escalier) entre l'avenue de Sceaux et la gare des Chantiers...

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Avenue de Sceaux

Avenue de Sceaux Versailles
Looking down avenue de Sceaux from above Jardin des Francine. That's the palace right at the end!

L'avenue vue depuis au-dessus du jardin des Francine.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Weekend Reflections: Opium

Opium YSL Versailles
Notre-Dame covered market and the Saturday market stalls, as well as a cyclist are reflected in an YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) ad. VDP used to love that perfume! All Weekend Reflections are this way!
Early afternoon update: it seems the notoriety of YSL and Opium the perfume hasn't reached everyone. So click on the links if you want to know more about it, yes it is a perfume, has been for almost 40 years and is perfectly legal!

Les halles et les stands du marché ainsi qu'un cycliste sont reflétés dans une pub YSL pour les Reflets du Weekend !

Thursday, 25 June 2015