Monday, April 18, 2011

Hall of Mirrors - Chateau de Versailles

10 comments:

Sailor said...

Wow...that looks fantastic. Is that all done in Gold?

Starman said...

This was my favorite part of Versailles.

Sailor said...

The other day I read somewhere that half of the worlds gold is hidden in Indian houses. I think the rest is hidden in Chateau de Versailles :)

Dianne said...

Stunning photo - I have been to this delightful hall and I think you have certainly captured it well!

Cezar and Léia said...

C'est magnifique!
I hope to visit there someday!
Léia

Francisca said...

Well, Jacob, here you have classic classical. A pretty awesome looking place to visit, but it would drive me insane to live in it.

[Recognize that I'm not an art professor when I say this. Like most things in life, a paradigm shift seems inevitable only in hindsight. Imagine the days when all teachers thought that any child who colored outside the box was retarded... and today we know creativity does not necessarily come in a box, In this way the followers of the Art Nouveau school of thought were radical. They worked outside the box of the day, which was a rather limited classical approach. They rejected this schooling and followed instead a more natural approach. They were inspired in their arts, crafts and architecture by nature and things organic. That's not to say that all it expression were wonderful, but it was a mindset, rather than a style, that characterized the movement. I'm not so crazy about what they produced, but I admire the thinking outside of the box.]

sm said...

beautiful pic

Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥Nice post.) Love your blog.))♥

T. Becque said...

It's so over the top, but so beautiful too.

Haddock said...

What a wonderful place.
And a wonderful picture.