Saturday, 18 February 2012

Versailles

I finished a book on Marie Antoinette this week. It was quite fascinating. And I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed writing a blog post about it. I used some of my photos from my visit to Versailles in 2010 for the post. The photos got me looking through my Paris photos again, which always makes me a bit unsettled. So I thought I would put up some more Versailles photos for my Saturday Snapshot(s). 


A visit to Versailles is always special


The French love a bit of gilt paint, it had been newly painted since our last visit in 1998

Ground floor view of the Chapel









Upstairs view of the Chapel


The architecture at Versailles is astonishing, and perhaps one of my favourite aspects,
a bit like the Louvre, I look at the architecture more than framed paintings




Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books

17 comments:

Alyce said...

Those buildings are gorgeous, and the gold paint is so striking!

BookPlease said...

Beautiful! I watched a TV documentary this week set in Versailles about the last days of Louis XIV's reign. I went there many years ago and sadly no longer have my photos.

My Saturday Snapshot is here.

Jill said...

Wonderful shots!

Kaye said...

All that gold is mindboggling! Gorgeous photos!

Christine Rains said...

The buildings are beautiful. I'm in awe just looking at the photos. I can only imagine what it was like in person.

Trish said...

The architecture and art is really quite astonishing. I was there last spring and was absolutely speechless with the size and beauty of the louvre. We never did make it to Versailles though. That'll be for next time ;)

Eva said...

We visited twenty years ago, but never made it inside because the lines were so long. It looks beautiful. From what I remember the gardens were very lovely too.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Beautiful! I really love the shots showing the ceiling and windows. I'm a big fan of stained glass windows.

Thanks for sharing....and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST -

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Those soaring columns, the gilding and archways are spectacular. And, the pipe organ is simply breathtaking.

storygal said...

The third photo, it's like an optical illusion. I had to look again to see if the balcony went inwards or out.

Lisa said...

Versailles is beautiful! The last time I visited, much of the building was undergoing some painting and renovation, so it wasn't quite so splendid.

Hard to imagine living amongst all that luxury and gilt paint.

Nise' said...

So beautiful! I want to visit.

Bev Hankins said...

Oh, how absolutely gorgeous! I would love to have a chance to visit. Like you, I really enjoy the architecture and decorations on buildings.

Here's my snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturday-snapshot-valentine-flowers.html

Naila Moon said...

Fantastic photos. I am going to visit there some day.
~Naila Moon

http://imaphotographicgenius.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturday-snapshotyummy.html

Marie said...

Great photos! I love the architecture.

Kath Lockett said...

It's an incredible place, but when I visited there in 1991, I couldn't help but look at all the ornamentation and grandeur and think, "Yep, if I were a starving peasant, I'd be cheering them using the guillotine too."

Debbie Rodgers said...

And no wonder you looked the architecture - it's magnificent! Not very homey, though, is it? ;-)