Sit down…

Sit down, close your eyes, and listen…

sitdown

summer 2014.

Le grand trianon

grand trianon

le grand trianon

In 1687 Jules Hardouin Mansart built the Grand Trianon, probably the most refined group of buildings anywhere in the domain of Versailles, on the site of the “Porcelain Trianon”, which Louis XIV had erected in 1670 to escape the pomp and rigid formality of court life with his mistress Madame de MontespanThe Grand Trianon

summer 2012.

Here: Le petit trianon

Sailing

sailing

october 2014.

A dominican couvent

Last month, in the “Journées du Patrimoine”, I visited a dominican monastery (traditionalist catholic), discreetly situated, one can go pass without noticing it.

outside
That was a Sunday at 2pm, visitors were outside the 12th century church, a Priest was going to take us for the visit.

inside
Inside the church, the roof was seriously damaged during the WWII.  Have been repaired since.

church 1
Another look of the church.

gravestone
A dominican monk on an old gravestone.

school
A boy school in the monastery. The building is 17th century.

school building
Our guide was a Priest in his middle age, and there were other two, dressed exactly the same, much younger though, among us.

young priest
“What are you doing here?”  We were curious. One of them told us with smile that he’s come from Canada, here studying for 6 or 7 years to become Priest, this was his first year.

september 2014.

Early autumn snails

october 2014.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

三藩街景

summer 2009.
More photos of Signs here

Side window

side window

A 12th century chapel.

september 2014.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

church

In a 12 century church.

 Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

september 2014.

Begonia

begonia

Patient patiently
Delicate begonia
Good recompense

september 2014.

Balance

balance

a street performance last weekend.