Versailles Palace, southwest of Paris, is a royal château that was the political capital of France from 1682 to 1789 and the opulent residence of French kings.
THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF A PART OF THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES. IT IS TAKEN FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF THE WATERBED.
THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE INTERIOR OF THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES. IT IS A HALLWAY AND IS VERY RICHLY DECORATED, WITH CHANDELIERS, GOLDEN STATUES AND ART, AND LOTS OF CANDLES.
THIS IS A BIRDS EYE KIND OF VIEW OF THE VERSAILLES GARDENS. THE HEDGES AND PLANTS AND GREENERY WERE INTRICATELY CUT TO MAKE PATTERNS AND DESIGNS. THERE WERE MANY PLANTS AND TREES AND FLOWERS AND FOUNTAINS.
"APOLLO SERVED BY THE NYMPHS", BY GIRARDON AND REGNAUDIN SITS IN THE GROVE OF APOLLO. APOLLO IS IN THE CENTER AND THE WOMEN SURROUNDING HIM ARE THE NYMPHS. DURING WORLD WAR II THIS STATUE WAS MOVED TO A BOMB SHELTER.
THIS CHEST WAS COMMISSIONED IN 1774 TO THE CHAMBER OF KING LOUIS XVI AT VERSAILLES.THE BRONZE DEPICTED HERCULES WITH HIS CLUB AND MARS WITH HIS SHEILD AND SPEAR. HOWEVER THIS PANEL WAS REMOVED AND REPLACED DURING THE REVOLUTION.
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