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
Massive buildings everywhere we looked.
It goes on forever
Entering through the blue gates
Versailles: one cannot capture the entirety of it with one shot.
Still in the front of the palace
So many frescoes on ceilings…
There were a few of these sarcophagus. I particularly like the dog.
…and more frescoes
The Hall of Chandeliers… and people. At this point I got claustrophobic and had to find the exit.
The top Garden of Versailles
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!
Lunch we shared at an African restaurant ~superb! Until next time… à bientôt