Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Travel Tuesday.....Palace of Versailles

A few highlights of the Palace….


Something I found interesting.....Marie Antoinette's husband, Louis XVI ,  had a bedroom right behind hers. When he felt like it, he could come an visit her through a door located in a wall. The door completely blended into the wall.

I’m sorry the photo above did not come out clear, but it has a story behind it. In the painting Marie Antoinette & her children are shown sitting near an empty crib. We were just told the reason by our tour guide it was to remember the child she had lost. There was a small ray of light streaming in the room at that time. When I got home & printed the photo I notice the reflection of light only appeared over the empty crib.  Very interesting. But for some reason it gave me a warm feeling :)


View from the bedroom

The gardens go on forever. The statues and fountains are amazing. But here's a tip. Want to see the fountains actually displaying with water? Check the schedule first.
They only run them certain days
 & at specific times :)



10 comments:

muminsearch.com said...

I'd love to go there one day.

texwisgirl said...

those gardens are works of art themselves.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely photos, I like your painting pic

Michelle said...

One of my favorite places!! Loved just calmly strolling through the gardens!!

Nancy said...

Just amazing. Great photos, Trisha! :)

Silver Strands said...

Wow - just beautiful!

Judy said...

Wow...what a bed :). That all looks just gorgeous.

Allison said...

We were there a couple years ago... remember the cotton candy pics? ;) Out of all that grandeur the kiddies loved the cotton candy the best. Sheesh!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Such beautiful pictures! I am planning to visit someday.