Friday, January 11, 2013

Insignes de la royauté


 
Basilique Saint Denis
 
 
Regalia commissioned by King Louis XVIII
 
 
Basilique Saint Denis
Saint-Denis, France

18 comments:

Randy said...

So regal looking.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
How absolutely splendid. It puts one's own wardrobe to shame!!

Rob Mandy said...

It's good to be the king. Of course, the poor guy died of obesity, gout and gangrene, aged 69. One of his descendants, Louis the 20eth, lives here in Spain, the last of the Bourbons, pretender to the thrones of France and Navarra

Cezar and Léia said...

Chic! :)
And you got a beautiful reflection in your picture, great capture!
Happy weekend!
Léia

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Incredibly luxe.

ALAIN said...

J'espère que pour l'été ils avaient une tenue un peu plus légère.

Louise said...

That's so beautiful, I'm so looking forward to going to St Denis.

M said...

Grand! I want to stroke the velvet and ermine!

JoeinVegas said...

I think Liberace had one like that here in Vegas

Kristie Franklin said...

Absolutely fabUlous...

Alexa said...

Not many folks have somewhere to wear such a splendiferous garment! (Frankly, I'm pretty comfy here in my jeans and button-down shirt.)

James said...

Wow! That is so cool! What a sense of history.

Starman said...

At least, he wasn't ostentatious!

Mary said...

Now there is a snappy outfit! Magnificent even. :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

St-Denis is as rich as a large museum, and you could spend much of your life trying to see it all.

I will show a view of the crowns another day. They are magnificently gold and jeweled!

Alain, je crois que oui!

JoeinVegas - now you are right about that! This is a bit fussy but, like M! I would love to run my fingers through that ermine!

Bises
Genie

Janey and Co. said...

Looks like bling has been around for awhile! Beautiful...

Virginia said...

Lovely capture. I missed this entirely! Glad you were on the alert!
V

Louise said...

I'd forgotten about this post. Thanks for reminding me, I'm so excited about going to Basilique Saint Denis in July, how extraordinary is this?