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The right wing of the Grand Trianon

The right wing of the Grand Trianon
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Copyright: Odile Girard (Doudou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-03
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Sony alpha 230, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-26 9:06
Viewed: 1360
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart on the orders of Louis XIV, and built under the supervision of Robert de Cotte and the king himself, the Grand Trianon is classic French style mixed with Italian influence, dominated by pink. From the eighteenth century, the Grand Trianon is described as elegant as a model of composition.
We enter the courtyard through a low rack: on the right is the building north, left the lunch. The set is covered with a flat roof hidden by a balustrade. The material covers the walls is a white stone, the stone of Saint-Leu, the pilasters are of pink marble Caunes-Minervois. At the end of the courtyard, a loggia highlighted by eight marble columns campan of green and red, connects the buildings of North and South, this opening was intended from the outset and took Louis XIV, from project development, by royal will, the name of "porch", although in terms of architecture, this term is inappropriate. Between 1687 and 1701, the loggia was closed on the side of the court by tall French windows. Offices of the Court is located behind the South Wing. The left wall conceals the king's garden that bordered the apartment of Madame de Maintenon and the third house that Louis XIV held at Trianon from 1703. The north wing is extended by a wing perpendicular east-west, home to a gallery. Finally, a perpendicular wing following that of the gallery is called Trianon-sous-Bois and has undergone an architectural treatment decidedly different from the rest of the building. This wing housed a suite of apartments.

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Cette aile eût, me semble-t-il, mérité d'être un peu redressée. Elle semble battre de l'aile (!) impression très subjective. Heureusement le texte l'étaye fort à propos...

Bonjour Odile,
Joli présentation et magnifique architecture de ce Trianon à Versailles,
un très bon point de vue et jolies couleurs naturelles,
Quel beau jardin en avant-plant aussi..

Bonjour Odile,

Je me contenterais bien seulement de la moitié de cette aile, meublée évidemment!!!
Ravissante architecture simple somme toute, et,malgré le temps qui passe les choses et l'histoire restent à leurs places!
Le jardin avec ses touches de couleurs, anime cette composition.
Merci et amitié.

Bonjour Odile. Nice panoramic view of these beautiful architecture and the nicely laid out garden. Great sharpness, colors and composition. Cheers.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-08-25 19:47]

Hlelo Odile,

Fantastique effet de cadrage dans l'angle superbe l'immensité et la mise en valeur et ça l'aile droite seulement fantasituqe.

Braov et amitié


Bonjour Odilé,

What a superb contrast you have achieved in this composition!
Love the color tones of the facade of this building with marvelous architecture against a deep blue of the sky.
The sharpness and POv are excellent, with well management of exposure.
Great work!

Have a nice weekend.


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