Paris, Day 2 – Versailles (Grands appartements du roi)

La chapelle
Built toward the end of Louis XIV’s reign, when he became somewhat of a religious fanatic (probably under the influence of his mistress… a less lovely accomplishment was his revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which had allowed for religious freedom in France since Henri IV).

Ceilings

Apotheosis of Hercules

King’s Bedroom

Queen’s Bedroom

Marie-Antoinette escaped with her children through this door
when the mob stormed the palace

Royal Dining Room

Other Rooms

Portraits

Louis XIV at 28, by Bernini

Same friend, this time a tad older and heavier,
but still cutting a fine figure in those heels

Our friend Marie-Antoinette and her chidlers

  Details

Flocked wall paper
(the shade of green was outrageous)
Door panel

 

View over the gardens



2 comments

  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Beautiful art! I can't imagine actually living in this. Lady

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  2. Although I think I would have a seizure if I had to live in this every day, you can't deny how truly amazing it is!

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