It's hard to belive so much history, culture, architecture, and art can be contained in one city.....truly inspiring.
If you bear with me I just have to post a few more pictures......
Here is the main gate to Versailles. Originally a hunting lodge for the King it became the main palace for Louis the 14th "The Sun King". Please feel free to click on the photos to see larger.
Inside you once again find yourself staring at ceilings......
Here is a portrait of Marie-Atoinette who was married to Louis the 16th or grandson of the Sun King.
This is the famous Hall of Mirrors 70 metres long with an amazing ceiling and mulitplie works of art.
The treaty of Versailles was ratified here in 1919 ending World War 1.
Here is a gallerie at the Grand Trianon or the summer palace which is in walking distance of the main palace.
Here is my photo of the Louvre back at the old palace in the Tuileries quarter.
Here is the "Wedding Feast at Cana" by Polo Caliari or Veronese which is in the same room as Mona but tends to get overlooked. Veronese packed 130 life sized figures onto this 7x10 metre canvas. I loved the cat in the bottom right hand corner.
Another favorite is Coronation of Josephine by Jacques-Louis David. Another 6x10 metre canvas that you need to see to appreciate.
That's it for now. My husband has the bulk of the photos but he is still in Europe. My head is buzzing with ways I can incorporate everything I saw into new projects. Thanks for suffering thru the vacation photos and I hope to have new tutorials up shortly.
P.S. sorry for all the spam in the comments section but it seems I have been targeted by some unscrupulous vendors........I'll try to keep a handle on it. They are just so annoying...I'm averaging about 8 a day.
See you soon!