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“Le pavillon de l’etang des carpes de Fontainebleau, France” by K.J.S.Chatrath

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On first view, the pavillon looked fairly ordinary.

Fontainebleau is located about 55 kilometres from the heart of Paris. Originally the place was called Fontaine Belle eau or Fontaine Belleaue, meaning the fountain of beautifull pond. It later on began to be called  Fontainebleau since 1169. It is pronounced something like fon-ten-blo in French.

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There is a lovely forest with a chateau in it, which once belonged to the French royalty.  Pavillion means a light, sometimes ornamental roofed structure, used for amusement or shelter, as at parks or fairs. It comes from the Latin word  “papilion-em,” meaning, butterfly.  It referred to a tent and the allusion was  to butterfly wings. Etang means a pond or a water body and des carpes means  of the carpes fish.

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I took some photographs and slowly moved from one side to take a full round.

It was originally constructed in 1662 by Le Vau. Later, it was restored in 1807 and became a part of what is known since then as the English Garden (jardin Anglais).

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The view started changing…

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…and it kept on changing…

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from beautiful…

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to very beautiful…

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… to ethereal

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 And then I could take it no more and closed my eyes.

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 Bliss. Sheer bliss. Sublime bliss.

  Photographs  and text by K.J.S.Chatrath.

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4 Responses to ““Le pavillon de l’etang des carpes de Fontainebleau, France” by K.J.S.Chatrath”

  1. kamal k joshi says:

    very nice photographs!

  2. Sukhdev Bedi says:

    Good description and beautiful photographs.

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