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31 July, 2011

long after the rain poured to it's hearts desire, i finally got to go to Versailles. many of you know by now that i consider myself a little French historian by my own right, i've read so many books, porquoi pas? i've always known Versailles to be King Louis XIV's greatest prizes in his fine tastes, after all the Sun King had exquisite style and fine legs, of course he'll need a grand palace to strut and impress his guest, and what an impression it made! all i kept thinking was what a lucky landscape artist Notre was to design the gardens of the palace. it is very large, full of fountains, lush with flowers,orchards, beholding a beautiful view of the grand canal of Versailles. along with this grandeur, i was fortunate enough to go the Petit Trianon, where Marie Antoinette escaped away from court life of the Versailles Palace. just a little beyond the gardens of the Petit Trianon you can find the small village she had made for herself for fresh milk, cheese, fruits, and vegetables. even a queen needs to feel a little normal sometimes. it's all very romantic and i'm so glad i got to see it. if you ever get an opportunity for such a venture, take advantage of it. you could spend a whole day in Versailles enjoying the gardens, walking, picnicking, biking, boating, eating ice cream and wandering through the museums.

aside from Versailles, i'm beginning to count the hours till my return to SF. very excited to share more with you all. i mean, there's just so much Paris has to offer!
Anonymous said...

beautiful photos. that room is divine!!

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