03 novembre 2016

Autumn

Autumn Autumn winds begin to blowColored leaves falls fast & slow.Twirling, whirling, all around, Till at last, they touch the ground. 
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04 juillet 2016

Spectacular display of Red Poppies - Sign of Summer

Spectacular display of Red Poppies
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24 avril 2015

Chateau de Sceaux, Haut-de-Seine.

Chateau de Sceaux Chateau de Sceaux is situated in the department of Haut-de-Seine. In the  "Domaine de Sceaux" there is a  Castle, L'Orangerie, Le Pavillon de Hanovre, Le Pavillon de l’Aurore & a Petit Chateau. The 225 hectares garden includes a Grand Canal of  1140m &  Le bassin de l’Octogone. Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Minister of Louis X1V bought this domain in 1670. He engaged  Andre Le Notre, landscape architect of the King to design the... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2014

A Sea of Daffodils @ Parc de Sceaux

Sea of Daffodils adorn Parc de Sceaux This reminds me of the famous English poem"Daffodils" by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)I wander'd lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o'er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.Continuous as the stars that shineAnd twinkle on the milky way,They stretch'd in never-ending lineAlong the margin of a bay:Ten thousand saw I at a glance,Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.The waves... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2012

20th Anniversary Disneyland Paris.

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01 mars 2012

Spring has Sprung ...

Crocus Blooms
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25 mars 2011

Royal Palace of Versailles

Royal Palace of Versailles  A vast, extravagant castle with spectacular architecture. This is the royal residence of Louis XIV- the Sun King. The construction of the Palace began in 1664. Louis Le Vau was commissioned to renovate and extend an old hunting lodge built by Louis XIII in 1624. Andre Le Notre, landscape architect  created the gardens from 37,000 acres of swamp land. Hardouin-Mansart masterminded the hydraulic display of 600 fountains. Charles Le Brun, was the painter and... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2010

A White Blanket of Snow

A White Blanket of Snow
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28 octobre 2009

Potager du Roi / King's Kitchen Garden, Versailles.

Potager du Roi In 1670, King Louis XIV appointed Jean-Baptiste La Quintinie (1624-1688) as the director of the royal fruit & vegetable garden. As per his request he constructed  a vegetable garden in a swampland popularly known as "l'Etang puant / Stinky Pond. The site was drained & filled with the rich soil from the Satory hills . The renowed architect, Mansart constructed the garden's terraces & walls. The garden is structured around a cental area called "Le Grand carré / Grand Square. The Grand square is again... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2009

Maisons-Laffitte Castle, Yvelines, France

Maisons-Laffitte Castle This Castle is located in Maison-Laffitte town , western suburbs of Paris . Around 1636, René de Longueil  ( President of the Parliament of Paris) decided to build a castle in his family property at Maisons-Sur-Seine. This French Classical Style Castle was designed by the architect François Mansart & was inaugurated in 1651 in the presence of Anne d'Autriche & her son Louis XIV ( 12 yrs old).  Upto 1777,  this castle was in the hands of Longueil Family. Later it was bought by Charles... [Lire la suite]
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