Shelagh's Lens



… and yet exploding with nicotania and other vibrant florals that might be found in any gardener’s beds – although perhaps not on the same scale as found here in Versailles!

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Nooks and Crannies

… abound here in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, and one can only imagine trysts past and present. The grounds are striking, both for their grand designs, but also for the simplicity of flower choices to be found…

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Historical Drama

It would be lovely to wander the halls of the Palace of Versailles without an accompanying throng of visitors and, in approaching this staircase, it was a treat to soak up this vision of stonework and light sans fellow travellers….

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Silver and Gold

… a great deal of which were no doubt required to design, build and maintain the beautiful suites of the Chateau de Versailles, which we in North America know as the Palace of Versailles.  

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Let them Eat … Brioche

Crowds of fellow visitors aside, the  Palace of Versailles is unlikely to elicit neutral reactions from travellers. Elegant and opulent by turn, and often in hand, many of the suites look out onto equally grand gardens. I’ll post images from…

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Girl at the Gate

Here, at the Palace of Versailles, we have a young traveller taking a break from crowds and architecture. With throngs of people everywhere around on a hot, sunny afternoon, this young woman found a quiet corner by the golden gates.

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