Friday, March 26, 2010

Good morning!

I was just eating a quick breakfast and wanted to post a most amazing piece of music I have come to completely adore... please enjoy and consider buying this track from Amazon or iTunes.



Monday, March 22, 2010

Wonderful weekend!

I had the loveliest weekend ever in North Carolina just now! I'll have more pictures later, but here are one or two to tease you all with. I got to spend time with friends and see some awesome places including the Tryon Palace in New Bern. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Long time no see!

Sorry everyone, I have been so preoccupied of late that I haven't gotten around to posting yet. I am traveling today, so I'll probably have even more exciting things to say afterward! :D Hooray for lovely weather and friends! :D

Friday, March 5, 2010

Results of my first survey! :D

I plan to do more of these, but this one finished a month or so ago, so I figured I should post the results before starting a new one... :)

Middle Ages-1600's
0 (0%)
1700's Early Georgian
0 (0%)
1790's Mid/Late Georgian
1 (16%)
1800-1825 Regency
4 (66%)
1830-1890's Victorian
2 (33%)
1860's War of Northern Aggression
2 (33%)
1900's Edwardian / Belle Epoch
3 (50%)
1910's World War I
2 (33%)
1920's Flapper Era
0 (0%)
11930's Great Depression
1 (16%)
1940's World War II
2 (33%)
1950's Postwar / Swing
2 (33%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1 (16%)
0 (0%)
1 (16%)
I am a Lady
4 (66%)
I am a Gentleman
1 (16%)

Nombre de votes jusqu'à présent : 6
Sondage terminé

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lovely Views at Versailles...

I'm going to write a number of blog posts about my visit to the Royal Palace of Versailles... but to get this started, I'll begin with a few pictures I took mostly outside. To explain how much area this palace is situated on is difficult... imagine a small city, with a few giant palaces and immense gardens in between and you probably have about the right idea. I'd say it would probably take 30-50 minutes to cross from the main palace to one of the farther ends of the grounds, such as the Temple d'Amour, Domaine de Marie-Antoinette, or the Grand Trianon.

Here's the front of the palace, the side that faces the golden gate and the city...

And now for some views of the grounds behind the palace...

These gardens have to be some of the most amazing... notice how they looked back in one of the paintings I found inside the palace...

The sad thing is there were amazing amounts of other gorgeous things I didn't think of taking pictures of... and my camera/phone was running out of batteries... :(

This here is the Petit Trianon where Marie-Antoinette liked to go to escape the craziness at Versailles...

And here is the Temple de L'Amour. It sits basically on an island behind the Petit Trianon...

And the Grand Trianon where Napoleon Ier lived and later Louis-Philippe Ier...