Friday, February 27, 2015

Château de Versailles


The Palace of Versailles is a noble Château in Versailles, France. It is also referred to as  Château de Versailles in French. However, Versailles had been a village when the chateau was constructed. At present, it's a prosperous suburb of France, just 20 km south-west of the capital of France. From 1682, the Versailles Court was the political center of France. During the event of Louis XIV went from Paris, till the noble family was pressured to go back to the main city in 1789 following the start of the Revolution in France.


Grand Apartments
As a consequence of  envelope of Le Vau's, both the king as well as the queen got new Grand apartments, recognized as a château neuf, at that time. However, the grand apartments, that are recognized as being the grand appartement de la Reine and grand appartement du Roi. Thus, the primary floor of the château neuf  was filled with Le Vau's design and style of the Grand apartments carefully implemented Italian designs which were  popular in those days.







Hall of Mirrors
Hall of Mirrors is the main gallery of the Versailles Palace in Paris, France. Nevertheless, the main characteristic of this area is the 17 mirror-clad archways that reflect the 17 arcade glass windows. Every single arch consists of 21 magnificent mirrors by using an overall 357 in number that utilized in the beautification of the Hall of Mirrors. Thus, the arches are set in between marble pilasters as their capitals illustrate the icons of France.














King Louis XIV

















 








Diana's Room















The Gardens




















  
The Palace is located 13 miles away from Paris. It is very easy to visit there by train. You can visit the Palace by RER C as well as SNCF  train from Paris.









9 comments:

  1. Charla2/28/2015

    The royal apartments are decadent beyond compare! It makes me wish I were a princess or Queen back in the day. Talk about fine living! Who would not want to luxuriate in such opulence?

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    1. Agreed! The apartment is luxurious.

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  2. Olivia2/28/2015

    The painting of King Louis XIV with this toddler daughter is so precious. It just shows they had a sense of family too.

    I was surprised at the level of detail in decorations, so ornate! Such a vivid color scheme with the lime green wall paper. I would not have thought the royals were so flamboyant in their decorating taste.

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    1. The paintings are so great. They are priceless!

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  3. I can only imagine how the King and Queen lived in such a lavish lifestyle in this place. Everything in this place looks like art struck by a master artist. I dream of living in such a place one day, but for now, it must be in my dreams.

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    1. The palace is way too big for me to live (:

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  4. If I was given the opportunity to choose a place to have been born , I would choose Rome. The whole expensive lifestyle and amazing structures just keeps me wondering who is more artistic ....the present or the past? Good job Kate.

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  5. Kate, these pictures are priceless and I cant just stop looking at them over and over again.

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