Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Sunday in Versailles

Greetings! Well after uploading so many pictures of Paris, I have so much material for it will be coming for awhile and some delayed. My main focus the past few days has been to do a Julie & Julia themed tour on my own, which I do a post for you later. This has been rather exciting for me to see Paris the way I like to see it, not swarmed with tourists. Which I'm on my 9th day here, and may be officially convinced that city life is not for me.



I'm also really interested in history, particularly French history, so touring Marie Antoinette's footsteps has also been another theme of mine. Which is the reason I spent yesterday at the Conciergerie which is an old prison on the Ile-de-la-Cite (near Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, and the Palais de Justice), so I saw her jail cell where she was held for 76 days before hauled off in the tumbril carts to the guillotine. (Full post on the Conciergerie later.)




Today, I spent the day at Versailles. It was a cold day, and the sun was not a photographer's dream. But since I've been in the palace, I opted for the Gardens (or the Musical Gardens) in the morning, and in the afternoon the Grand Trianon, Petite Trianon, and Marie Antoinette's Estate and hamlet where she played a peasant when she wanted to escape Versailles. This was something I longed to see, since one of my favorite scenes in Sofia Coppola's, Marie Anotoinette, shows her frolicking the gardens, retrieving fresh farm eggs, and living amongst modest farmhouse means...one of my dreams. (Full post later as well.)



Have a good week!

All photos taken in Versailles.

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos, Colette. I leave 5 weeks from today for France. The last part of the holiday will be Paris and I cannot wait.

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  2. Awe... what a nice cute lil' lady bug! (Cool pictures!

    Mumzie

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  3. Oh my god those pictures are so..... picturesque... I know it sounds played out but this is exactly how I imagine France to be. Beautiful photos honey. <3

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  4. Just spent a bit catching up on your travel posts ~ you have been a VERY busy gal! The images are great, and I love that you are able to visit so many great places. What I wouldn't do to be in Paris for 11 days! Hope you are enjoying every minute of it (include the laundry).

    Love that you met Mimi. I hope to one day enjoy a hot chocolate with her too.

    Bisous,
    Melissa

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  5. total beautifulness there, i've never been!

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  6. amazing photos...love the 3rd and 4thd ones so much!
    http://flysongbird.blogspot.com

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