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On to the Château de Versailles…

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What can anyone say about Versailles except that it was awe-inspiring in one breathe, and a bit disheartening in another. It truly made me think of the burden on the people of the time, and through the centuries, to maintain a monstrosity of beauty such as this by means of exorbitant taxation. No need to wonder why there was a revolution, yet for now, enjoy the workmanship of amazing architecture and art.

The Palace gates

The Palace gates

Massive buildings everywhere we looked.

Massive buildings everywhere we looked.

It goes on forever

It goes on forever

Entering through the blue gates

Entering through the blue gates


Versailles: one cannot capture the entirety of it with one shot.

Versailles: one cannot capture the entirety of it with one shot.

Still in the front of the palace

Still in the front of the palace

So many frescoes on ceilings...

So many frescoes on ceilings…

There were a few of these sarcophagus. I particularly like the dog.

There were a few of these sarcophagus. I particularly like the dog.

...and more frescoes

…and more frescoes

The Hall of Chandeliers... and people. At this point I got claustrophobic and had to find the exit.

The Hall of Chandeliers… and people. At this point I got claustrophobic and had to find the exit.


The top Garden of Versailles

The top Garden of Versailles

A beautiful street we strolled as we exited the palace

A beautiful street we strolled as we exited the palace

We stopped for a wine in the oddest of places...it was a fishing store/bar. Worked for me!

We stopped for a wine in the oddest of places…it was a fishing store/bar. Worked for me!

Lunch we shared at an African restaurant ~superb! Until next time...  à bientôt

Lunch we shared at an African restaurant ~superb! Until next time… à bientôt

About the author Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

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  1. Phyllis Bayly July 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

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  2. Phyllis Bayly July 5, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Beautiful!

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