HALL OF MIRRORS

The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles was constructed in 1678 during the reign of King Louis XIV of France. It is the central gallery of the palace and features 17 mirror-clad arches reflecting the palace gardens from the 17 windows across the hall. When I took this photograph, I wished the entire hall was empty although the chances of achieving that in the most visited place in France was beyond impossible. I visited Versailles during the last few weeks of summer right about the end of tourist season and yet the place was packed with tourists from all corners of the globe. I guess I’ll just have to be content with capturing this famous hall with a good number of faces expressing fascination and awe over the opulence of the French nobility. The last royal residents of this palace was the family and court of King Louis XVI and his infamous wife…Marie Antoinette.

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7 Comments on “HALL OF MIRRORS

  1. I had exactly the same thought when seeing your beautiful photo – I wonder what it would be like to see it alone! And imagine owning it and living there all those years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I think having the people in the photo shows the scale of the building well. It looks like a beautiful place.

    I appreciate the facts you present with your photos. I feel like I always learn something when I visit your blog. Thanks!

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    • Thank you as well for the like! It pays to pay attention to the tour guide for the facts. LOL! I was always fascinated about this place when I studied about the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette back in high school. It felt good to finally see it in person.

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