Thursday, 26 January 2012

Remembering Versailles

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Versailles definitely deserves a post of it's own. The gilt, the opulence is just breath-taking and the attention to detail is in a league of it's own. One day I would love to experience the luxury of walking through the hallowed halls and gardens without the large numbers of tourists.

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See also Remembering Paris - Part 1 & Part 2

20 comments:

northwest is best said...

Wow, beautiful images! I visited Versailles several years ago when it was being restored, so didn't get to see some of the more opulent state rooms.

little henry lee said...

oh wow, imagine being able to wander around the palace and the gardens without the hoards of people! it's just the most beautiful place.

Julia said...

Tellement belles ces photos !

Valerie Enríquez said...

I so agree with you on the "wish I could be there without tourists part" which is why I commend you on these photos! When I was there, almost every shot had about 3 million tourists intruding hehe. Seriously beautiful attention to detail x

Mat said...

so much effort must have gone into creating it, wonder how long it took

miss b said...

Beautiful photos! I visited a few years ago and it's one of the most (if not the most!) stunning building I haver ever seen.

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Gawgus things... said...

They hold the most wonderful firework displays too!

Emma x

gee said...

i can not wait to go there one day myself.
it looks like the most beautiful place.
beautiful photos. thank you for sharing.. <3

❤Cate❤ said...

Vesailles is such a beautiful place, I visited there many years ago but only got the chance to wander round the gardens as the queue to get into the palace was huge, next time I'm going first thing in the morning! xoxo

Hanna said...

i would love to go there one day, it must be so beautiful! it's not even that far from where i live, i have just never come round to do it.

Lidiya said...

Versailles is such a wonderful and beautiful location, so full of history <3
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Maria said...

Beautiful, I would love to visit one day, so much history tied up in one place!

Maria xxx

.Big Size Big World♥ said...

BEAUTIFUL!

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Jessica said...

This is just so beautiful. I am so envious.

İpek said...

Versailles is a delightful place indeed. I can't wait to stand under those high ceilings and fantastic ornaments next year, I always admired the art majestic feeling in palaces but Versailles has a charm of its own. You've captured it perfectly as always xx

thetravelingheart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You really have an eye for detail because you knew what to focus in on out of all the busyness- opulence surrounding. I've been to Versailles, but years ago and know how overwhelming it is. It's one thing to stand in a beautiful place and another to capture it. Lovely job <3

Anita said...

Such a beautiful place, omg!
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Anita said...

Such a beautiful place, omg!
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Lesley said...

Without a doubt, Versailles is one of the most magnificant places in the world. Absolutely beautiful!!

Nadia said...

The first time i went to Versailles in the height of summer, it was completely packed. I went back on a freezing cold morning in early January and it was much quieter although I couldn't really enjoy the gardens. The Trianons were almost completely empty since it was pouring with rain and the 'train' through the gardens wasn't running. I had to march in the freezing cold all the way there listening to the Marie Antoinette soundtrack.