In my previous post I talked about hordes of tourists, and here I stand in the most famous “Galerie des Glaces” in the Chateau de Versailles, seemingly alone. It was a moment of chance, because right and left of the borders of the pictures are many people, but I got this snapshot, a Gap in the constant stream of Tourists rolling through the chateau !
Above is what Marie-Antoinette would see nowadays, looking out of the window on a cloudy day in early April….what would she think?
I didn’t know it at the time, but this picture is now part of an ongoing artist-project by the “The Door Queens” – if you’d like to know more about it, please check Kim’s blog CREATIVE INFLUENCES!
I found this door here intruiging, mysterious, so SHUT! You want to know what’s behind it, no?
My Mom and my Dad, while we were led through empty hallways and wonderful salons, exlusively. Heading for the elevator.
After the visit of the Chateau (they don’t show you all the rooms in there) we went onto a little train which took us to the Queen Marie-Antoinette’s PETIT TRIANON, via the Grand Trianon, which you see on the picture here. I took the picture from the little open train, which scuttled along and gave us a good shake before we reached the Petit Trianon….
We had to walk a while to reach the little houses there, and on our way my dad said: oh look, a dragon…
That’s my sister in law, resting on a bench at one of Marie-Antoinette’s houses. We talked a lot about the fact that one person could have built all this just for her personal amusement….