We spent the most wonderful day in Versailles and I thought that, it being Sunday (well at least in Western Australia at the time of publication) a little stroll through the palace and its delightful grounds might be pleasant for those waking up to a day of rest. (Apologies to those about to work for the day! I hope this little collection helps divert you for a moment or two!)
I have also included Youtube links to some of my favorite French (or French inspired) songs that you might like to listen two while browsing through the gallery.
Bon weekend mes amis!
The main fountain at Versailles is a spectacular sight, particularly when the sun is shining. I pity the poor lackeys that had to run around like maniacs behind the Louis XIV’s back, turning taps on and off so that he remained unaware that there was not enough water pressure to run all the fountains at once.
A perfect view from one of the windows of the petit pallais in the gardens of Versailles.
The Temple of Love in Versailles photographed in autumn.
My photo today is one I took in Versailles which I have entitled “Evergreen” in homage to the Christmas tree. This calm and dignified picture is in stark contrast to our present home environment.
Oh Grand Trianon! Will I ne’er see thee more?
Another view of the fountain taken but a year before. Thankfully the groups on Segways were not destroying the harmony of the scene that day.
It pays to get to Versailles early! A snap I took all alone in the morning.
Tulips in Versailles
The Galerie de Glace in Versailles. How many shattered dream lay on the floor
Standing here in the soft grass I took this picture while a gentle breeze gave the slightest ripple of movement in the treetops. Taken in spring in Versailles
On a perfect spring day we emerge from a pretty wilderness to see the most charming of views.
Autumn, and the last hurrah before the tubs are wheeled away for winter.
The main courtyard, Versailles. “Nothing is real except dreams and love.”
At the back of the Grand Trianon we stumbled upon this charming garden in April and took quantities of snaps in the sunlight.