Friday, July 13, 2018

You're in my shot!

I didn't take a photo of the entire western façade of the Château de Versailles, apparently. But I got most of it in this image of one of the statues just outside. The statue depicts the Rhône River as an old man, reclined on the spring that becomes the river. There are eight bronze statues, four on each of the two grand basins below the galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), commemorating the major rivers of France.

The château's North Wing on the left, the Central Wing and the galerie des Glaces in the middle, and the South Wing on the right.

As I stood there preparing to take the picture, another visitor was taking a photo in the opposite direction. Without looking around her, she kept backing up and moving right between me and the statue. I shifted a couple of times, but she kept moving into my shot, even after she noticed that I was trying to take a picture. So I deliberately crossed her path just as she snapped a photo. Not very civilized of me, I know, but it felt good and nobody got hurt.


  1. Most of it will do. It is a good photo. I suggest pushy photographers are not at all civilised. You did well.

  2. I didn't know that about the Rhône. I've been skimming lately, so now I'll go back through these for a good read-through of information and pictures. Thanks.

  3. Yes that was wrong, but no one would condemn you as we have all been there :-)

  4. andrew, I think she was less pushy than just oblivious to what was going on around her.

    emm, the other rivers depicted are the Seine, the Marne, the Loire, the Loiret, the Saône, the Dordogne, and the Garonne.

    michael, worse things have happened at Versailles! ;)


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