Monday, November 26, 2007

inspired by versailles

In October I visited the palace of Versailles outside of Paris.

Wow! And Wow!

It was soooo beautiful...I can see why the peasants of the French Revolution revolted!

One of the things that I love about seeing something so famous is that I get to really see the details for the first time. And Versailles, as you may imagine, had no lack of details.

Here are some of the inspiring details of Versailles....

A room just outside the Hall of Mirrors...

Versailles

Looking up the wall to the ceiling in the Queen's (Marie Antionette's) bedroom...

Versailles

The headboard on the bed in the Queen's bedroom (see the M A design on the headboard for Marie Antionette?)...

Versailles

A chandelier in a sitting room in the Dauphin's living quarters...

Versailles

A wall detail from the Petit Trianon Palace on the Versailles grounds...

Versailles: The Petit Trianon

A sleeping dog in the Queen's Hamlet on the Versailles grounds...

Versailles: The Queen's Hamlet

Pretty, huh?

3 comments:

Felicia said...

Love that little cottage with the sleeping dog :)

anodyne said...

Great photo of the ceiling in the queen's bedroom. Just beautiful. :)

paris Chic boutique said...

Things pics are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I would be so inspired too!

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