Monday, September 5, 2011

The Palace Gardens in Versailles

These extraordinary grounds are still tended by a staggering number of gardeners and this view was taken with the Palace behind me, looking toward the extensive lake, to the right of which (unfortunately not shown) was the Summer Palace to which Catherine apparently used to retreat when she'd had enough of the "pomp and ceremony" and political squabbles in the Courts of King Louis XIV.

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