Friday, July 15, 2011

Versailles - Day 4, Part 1

Versailles is one of those places where history comes to life and all the images you have of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI become real in a way that's only possible when you stand where they stood.

These pictures do not begin to show the size of Versailles and its grounds. When we visited in 2000, they had just had a storm where 20,000(!) trees had been knocked down. You could not tell then, and you most definitely cannot tell now. I cannot comprehend how many gardeners it would take to maintain the grounds not to mention how many security staff, etc, etc.


Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

The gardens are beautiful! I love the mirror picture of all of you.

forget laundry said...

these are some of my favorite pictures. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip... love you so much.