France & Scotland 2001

Versailles wall

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Château de Versailles, France

Here’s one of the side walls of the main courtyard at Versailles. For whatever reason, I liked the architecture.

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The Grand Canal

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Château de Versailles, France

Le Grande Parc. Versailles was originally established as a hunting lodge and grounds for Louis XVI, and was gradually expanded (at no cheap cost) over the years. The Grand Canal and the grounds of the estate stretch out to the horizon.

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The Hall of Mirrors

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

The legendary Hall of Mirrors. This is where the eponymous treaty which ended World War I (“The Great War”) was signed in 1919.

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Mirror Project entry

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

Since it was the Hall of Mirrors, I thought I’d add my entry to the Mirror Project. But alas, the picture came out rather dark and uninspiring, so here it stays.

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Versailles View

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

A view of one of the many gardens at Versailles, including the actual town beyond the Chateâu’s walls.

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Versailles facade

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

A nice shot of the façade of Versailles. In the distance is Le Grande Parc.

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Rococco

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

We took a tour of the palace, but didn't take too many pictures because it said we couldn’t, and even if we could I learned that I quite definitively do not like the style of rococo. I can only take so much gold-leaf inlay of vines and leaves and cherubims on the ceiling. Uck.

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Versailles Arches

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

I liked the curve of these pair of arches, and how the sunlight lit them.

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Europe Sign

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

It would appear that Europe has 250 places, and it thattaway. These signs were along the roads right in front of Versailles.

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The Tao of France

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Chateâu de Versailles, France

It was nice to enjoy simple moments like this one at lunch, with a leaf floating in the middle of a stone gutter.

For whatever reason, there always seemed to be water in the gutters in France.

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