A random embossing emerging from a concrete wall. There were no signs of any chocolate stores nearby. Still so beautiful.
Fresh blue cheese salad
Salmon pizza for lunch?
Salmon Pizza for lunch!
Entrance to Palace of Versailles.
The unbelievably gorgeous château of Louis XIV.
This royal palace stated the absolute monarchy of Louis XIV
This is where the King and his subjects prayed. To prevent the nobles from establishing regional power, the King introduced a strict court rule of etiquette with elaborate ceremonies and exacted procedures. This included morning prayers at this church inside the palace of Versailles to assert personal and absolute rule. Part of these rituals were his highness's 'rising in the morning' where the king was awakened by offerings of holy water and a thorough medical check-up.
I found his shoes and the heels fascinating.
Exquisite and grandeur doorways
Hall of Mirrors - one of the most famous rooms in the world
Louis XIV's bedroom
The queen had a bed chamber too that I couldn't photograph properly. Here's a really eerie detail. The queen had to give birth publicly in her chamber to prove the legitimacy of the heir!
Hercules Drawing Room (18th century ballroom)
Restorations constantly happen (See far behind Akhil)
Château de Versailles gardens
Depiction of hunting dog. The Château was originally built as a hunting lodge. The extensions and embellishments were additions to the palace years later when Louis XIV wanted to escape the revolutions against the monarchy without appearing to have given power.
Beautiful statues like this are aligned on both sides of the garden as seen in the next image.
This is a stunning view in person
Yes. That boy is sleeping at Château de Versailles. No words. :)
End of Versailles Palace
Love this sign!
Yummy chocolate mousse! And ofcourse HOT CHOCOLATE!!! MY FAV!