Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Thursday, April 28, 2016

FRENCH PAVILION ESSENCE / 18th century architecture of love

+JEAN BAPTISTE ANTOINE VALENTIN+
+VERLOIN de GRUY /  >LORD DUMINI+
+FOUCHARD >(ECUYER de LA FOLIE)+
+(PAGE du ROI)+
^^^^^^^^^^^
>gruy first ancestor >to leave the versailles hall of mirrors<
>security for the >wilds of new orleans< rabid dog packs<
+(GOOGLE :>>>> EUGENE RAY /+
+VALENTIN VERLOIN de GRUY)+
>running through the streets at night< >looking for prey<
>as a young just commissioned officer of french marine<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+YOUNG VALENTINE VERLOIN de GRUY+
+LEFT VERSAILLES AFTER CHRISTMAS+
>(he was >preceded by relatives<
>w/ perry, dreux & dagobert dna)<
+1738 ARRIVING NEW ORLEANS 3 / 1739+
+HIS FATHER COLONEL FOR LOUIS 14th+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>legend in the degruy family suggests<
>young jean baptiste antoine >left the<
+(KING >LOUIS 15th WAS+
+A CHILDHOOD FRIEND)+
>versailles security because of a love<
>affair w/ a >lady of the kings family<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >saint simon (french court diarist) dna<
>entered the degruy family dna via the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / SAINT SIMON)+
>sacrement of marriage / the pavilions<
>of love were scene of secret romance<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >tonight's blog is about the "pavilion's"<
>(small remote chateau) built primarily<
+(PAVILIONS  as >SMALL+
+CHATEAUX FOR LOVE)+
>for >romantic liaisons to be easily and<
>comfortably enjoyed in relative secrecy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >french king louis 15th was a friend<
>of the young verloin degruy in their<
+CHATEAU de SUISNES+
>youth at versailles / louis 15th had a<
>reputation as the most romantic king<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +DESERT de RETZ+
>chinese pavilion ruin expresses<
>french fascination w/ the orient<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +DESERT de RETZ+
>temple of pab expressed french<
>fascination with greek romance<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+DESERT de RETZ RUINS+
>the >"desert de ritz" ruins in france<
>reflect a fascinating combination of<
+(PAVILIONS OF POETIC+
+FRENCH >ROMANCE)+
>poetic ruins w/ >romantic pavilions<
>in the >lyrical landscape< of france<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>"pavilion fran├žais" at versailles was built<
>for >french king louis xv< & madame de<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / KING LOUIS XV)+
>pompadour in >1750< just before young<
>verloin degruy was killed in indian wars<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +PAVILLON d'AURORE+
>was and still is celebrated for musical<
>entertainments in the >park of secaux<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / LA VALENCIA HOTEL)+
>reminds of >marianne and i >who met<
>listening to music at la valemcia hotel<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +CHATEAU de SUISNES+
>this >interesting details chateau pavilion was<
>once the home of famed admiral bougainville<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / LLOYD A. RAY)+
>synchronistically our uncle lloyd a. ray was a<
>army lawyer in w.w. 2  >on bougainville isle<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+JACKIE EVENCHO+
>as i was constructing this blog appeared<
>on television / >she is now 16 years old<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / FRENCH CHANSONS)+
>and sings >synchronistically very like a<
>french chanson singer low and romantic<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
 +BAGATELLE / (BOIS de BOULOGNE)+
>built in 64 days by the count de artois the<
>brother in law of marie antoinette who is<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / MARIE ANTOINETTE)+
>rumored in the degruy family to have had<
>a love affair w/ the first degruy in the u. s.<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+DESERT de RETZ RUIN+
>this "folly"< is >considered the >french<
>most interesting< 18th century building<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / FRENCH SURREALIST)+
>this >ruined column tower concept was<
>inspiration to french / italian surrealists<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+"LES PAVILLONS OF THE+
+EIGHTEENTH CENTURY"+
>written by jerboa zerbe & cyril connolly<
>is one of the most favorite books in my<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ FRENCH ROMANCE)+
>library and stresses the french devotion<
>to >eccentric pavilions devoted to love<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+MARIANNE & i >VERY GRATEFUL+
+FOR A VISIT YESTERDAY BY TWO+
>(yuman young & spouse betty/<
>julie andrews & spouse simon)<
+SDSU >MFA GRAD ALUMS< FROM+
+THE 1980s / BOTH GREAT TALENTS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>please see my Facebook pg. for<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+YUMAN'S GIFT TO ME OF A+
+BOX WORK OF ART W/ REF.+
>(yuman's origami bird<
>is a >treasure< inside)<
+TO NIELS BOHR / E. JOISEL+
+(JOISEL IS ORIGAMI STAR)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu

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