Versailles was everything we thought it would be. Dripping in gold, with endless chandelier lined hallways and luxurious fabrics covering most surfaces. The gardens were lush and enormous, and made me feel a little like I was in the middle of the maze. But to be honest, we soon tired of the opulence (both our eyes and our feet), and we were ready to head back to Paris. When we realized that we hadn’t yet seen the Petit Trianon, we reluctantly dragged ourselves over since we figured we would probably only have one chance. After some renewed energy, we quickly became enamored with the Petite Trianon and the surrounding grounds, complete with cottages, sheep, and bunnies. No wonder it was Marie Antoinette’s favorite residence. We didn’t blame her one bit.
Versailles, French Voyage Part III
Posted on July 3, 2013
It was a beautiful place.
That was one awesome swan
Once again, gorgeous photos!! What camera do you shoot with?
Thanks Laura! Meg and I both shoot with a Canon Rebel T3 (i.e., the cheapest DSLR we could get our hands on) and a 50 mm 1.8 lens.
Absolutely blown away by this beauty! Such a gorgeous place!
Amazing photos! How come everywhere in Europe looks like such an amazing and magical place?! Why do we not live there?!?!
Ummm agreed man. Agreed.
Is that swan alive? Loved the pics showing details of the “opulence!”