Thursday, July 23, 2015

Versailles - Outside the Chateau Last Weekend: Lines, Marie Antoinette's little village, rowing on the Canal, and Anish Kapoor sculptures

I think this is not a sculpture, just a great stump near the Petit Trianon ...

In front of the boudoir in Marie Antoinette's Hameau ...

The boudoir

Onions?


The view from our hotel

This was the line to get inside the chateau an hour before it opened. We decided to skip it.

Anish Kapoor's C-Curve mirror in back of the chateau about the gardens


Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror


The Latona Fountain inspired by Ovid's "Metamorphoses" with Anish Kapoor's "Dirty Corner" in background

Chinese tourists begin to arrive in the garden

Detail from the Latona Fountain with Kapoor sculpture in the background

Anish Kapoor's "Dirty Corner" reportedly was vandalized. No sign of that I could see.

Topiary

Rowing on the Canal in the Versailles gardens. I went rowing myself, but in a regular rental rowboat.

The Neptune Fountain (turned off)




The Neptune Fountain seen through the forest at Versailles

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Canicule! It's 95 F in Paris France Right Now

On the lawn above the Trocadero fountain

In the Trocadero Fountain

Homeless and hot

Waiting for the elevator up the Eiffel Tower in a human terrarium

Friday, June 05, 2015

#Stormclouds over #Paris #France on #Friday




All day long it was incredibly hot - 91 F, 33 C -  then these clouds rolled in, bringing a little rain and a lot of cool.