The Golden Gate to Versailles – Wanderlust @94

“No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

The Palace of Versailles is perhaps the most opulent and beautiful palace in Europe. This was once home to kings and queens of France. It is one of the most important places in France and is now recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

This is the golden entry gate to The Palace of Versailles.

Statue of Paix (Peace) on one side of the gate of the palace.

Inside the entry door of Chateau de Versailles with the view of the people on queue.

The half dome decorated with Charles de la Fosse’s The Resurrection of Christ. Underneath is the chapel’s organ which was built in 1709 – 1710.

Ceiling entitled Apotheose d’Hercule ( Apostheosis of Hercules).

A spectacular room is the Hall of Mirrors. It is a 235 foot long lined on both sides with huge mirrored arches. And it is fantastic how the paintings in the ceiling spilled over to the walls on both sides. The glass used in the sculptures are just amazing!

On the opposite side of the arched windows of the Hall of Mirrors is a row of doors which open up to the gardens. Such an amazing view.

The Courtyard of the palace.

The garden and the sculptures of Versailles.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful pictures and post! you have inspired us to visit here – thank you 🙂

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks for liking it. Ad thanks for the follow too. regards, Teresa

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  2. Connotare says:

    This is very beautiful. I am glad I follow your blog

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    1. TCast says:

      Glad you liked it.

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  3. Word of your day is gold and lots of it. 🙂

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  4. Looks just like our house. 🙂 Cough, cough. Quite something, isn’t it, but easy to do when you don’t have to make the money yourself to pay for it. Still a bit over the top for me, even if I had the money.

    janet

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    1. TCast says:

      You’re funny Janet. True, it can be over the top, if you think about it, but at that moment while viewing it, you will really be amazed by its grandeur! Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Junieper2 says:

    Know several people who have been at Versailles, but I never saw this many images of it. My world, never seen so much gold on objects in an opulent interior. And the garden – exquisite – it gives the illusion of floating! Many thanks for capturing this for all of us!

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    1. TCast says:

      It’s my pleasure to share it. The palace is really magnificent!

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Great shots of a remarkable place. It’s impossible to not appreciate the artwork and craftsmanship that was put into this place but at the same time the obscene opulence is quite maddening.

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Norm. I was just in awe the whole time I was there.

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  7. It’s amazing what buildings were built in those days, such opulence, but quite beautiful! It all looks in such condition too, even the outdoor statues. Great photo’s thank you!

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks for dropping by Sam!

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  8. lolaWi says:

    beautiful pictures of Versailles! thank you for bringing me back, Techie! so wonderful 🙂

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    1. TCast says:

      It is really extravagant!

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