Photographer's Note

Last post for a while since next monday I'll go to another adventure of one month. The title of this post refers to my sudden decision of traveling to Argentina, so I'll problably be flying over ice in Patagonia very soon...

Picture taken while having a wonderful walk of several hours with Jean Charles (JCG) in the Park of Versailles. The weather and light was changing constantly and although the sun and blue sky was showing up more and more, it darken suddenly at the time of clicking the button. The sharpness isn't the best but this picture expresses the winter mood and my eminent flight to Patagonia. In my opinion this is the most beautiful place in Versailles. The lake was still partially frozen due to heavy snow fallen in the previous week.
See you in about 5 weeks.

WS1 - closer approach on the tower with other bird flying.

WS2 - general view of the lake and tower from other POV.


Other posts from this lake and tower, taken 1 year ago:

Jean Charles (JCG) - Reflection on ice…

Philippe (papagolf21) - Petit hameau de la Reine

Informative note copied from their posts:

Tower of Marlborough
The tower of Marlborough which belongs to the Hamlet of Marie-Antoinette (1783), dominates the lake surrounded by the village drawn by Richard Mique.
The base was used as fisheries.
The Petit hameau de la Reine ("Little hamlet of the Queen") was the rustic retreat built for Marie Antoinette, sited in the private section of the park of Versailles, in a secluded spot within reach of Ange-Jacques Gabriel's Petit Trianon, which Louis XV had built for Comtesse du Barry, and which his successor Louis XVI subsequently gave to his queen.

Richard Mique

Born in Nancy in 1728, died on the scaffold in Paris in 1794. Architect for Marie Leszczynska (woman of Louis XV), it creates for Marie Antoinette the “Hamlet of the Queen” and small Trianon in the park of the castle of Versailles.

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