Monday, 21 April 2008

Further Exploration inside La Galerie

As promised, here's another look around La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant. I apologise that the photos aren't perhaps as clear as they could be - but hopefully you can still get a feel for what it's like to be inside le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant at Parc Disneyland, Paris.
Following on from the first stained glass window we saw yesterday (showing the gifts given to the Princess Aurora), this next window shows the next part of the story, showing all the spinning wheels in the land being burnt. There is a fireplace in the middle, with another two beautiful stained glass windows surrounding it at either side. And if you look carefully in the fire you can see a spinning wheel being toasted to ash...
Following on from this, you can see a couple of tapestries, first depicting the fairies Flora, Merryweather & Fauna looking after the Princess in the woods. The next one then shows the evil Maleficient showing Aurora to the spinning wheel...
And this next beautiful tapestry shows Sleeping Beauty herself, in a deep sleep after having pricked her finger on the spinning wheel. The spinning wheel itself moves, adding to the authenticity of the area. Hopefully you're all enjoying these pictures, as I do have more to come!