Thursday, September 29, 2011

Checkerboard


Galerie Véro-Dodat

I'm not one for playing chess, but I do have a bit of a fascination with
checkerboard patterns. I seem to find it each time I'm in France.
Such as the picture above, which was taken in Paris at the historic Galerie Véro-Dodat.


And then this one at Versailles. Marie Antoinette's Grand Trianon.

Grand Trianon


Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon.

Petit Trianon


The staircase at Musée Rodin in Paris.

Musée Rodin


Inside the queen's hamlet at Versailles.

The Queen's Hamlet


Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley, France.

Château de Chenonceau


Ladurée's Alice in Wonderland tea party at the Printemps.

Alice in Wonderland at Ladurée


Would you care for a checkerboard floor in your house?

Au Revoir,

5 comments:

Tip Top Shape said...

Wouldn't want one in my own house but it looks lovely in all these pictures. I want to go to France now!!!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I love that pattern and love it in my house!! Beautiful photos!! xx

Sweet Freak said...

I don't know if I'd want it in my own home... but you do make a very convincing argument!

chateaudelille said...

I love it so I hope to put it in my laundry next time. Fiona

Anonymous said...

Had a checkerboard floor in my house growing up and I loved it! I chose my first apartment almost solely on the fact that it had checkerboard floors.