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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Tellement belles ces photos !

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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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  7. They hold the most wonderful firework displays too!

    Emma x

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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  11. Versailles is such a wonderful and beautiful location, so full of history <3
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  12. Beautiful, I would love to visit one day, so much history tied up in one place!

    Maria xxx

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  13. BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. This is just so beautiful. I am so envious.

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. Such a beautiful place, omg!
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  18. Such a beautiful place, omg!
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  19. Without a doubt, Versailles is one of the most magnificant places in the world. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  20. 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.

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