Friday, March 15, 2013

Reflections of France - Paris, Versailles, and Giverny

Reflections are like a window on a reverse world, or a parallel universe. The mirror effect expands our view of reality, even though we know it's an illusion. Hope you enjoy the following examples. (Remember Alice in  'Through the Looking-Glass')


Back view of Versailles, with Reflection, by DG Hudson
This was the palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. In the back of the estate after an autumn rain, pools reflect the splendor that formed a 'gilded cage'. 
Versailles Reflection, close view, by DG Hudson


Monet's Water Garden, reflections of willows and water lilies on an overcast day. The boat is also reflected in the calm surface.

Monet's Water Garden, Giverny, by DG Hudson


Le Moulin de Fourges - a former mill with an attached restaurant lies between Giverny and Versailles in France. We had lunch here at this quiet spot in the countryside as part of a tour booked from Paris.

Le Moulin de Fourges, France, by DG Hudson


Old Paris neighborhood, in miniature

Not a true reflection, but a scene reflecting the winding streets of a historical Paris, this small scale model can be found at the Carnavalet Museum.

Old Paris in Miniature, Carnavalet Museum by DG Hudson


Do you look for reflections when you are traveling or after a rainy day? Do you like to see images with reflections? Have you ever use reflection as an element in your writing?  Please share in the comments.


Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass'
2012 post for C-Carnavalet Museum in the A to Z blog Challenge. Carnavalet Museum