Get to Know Me Meme || (1/5) favourite royal palaces: Château de Versailles (France)
Château de Versailles is a palace located in the city of Versailles. It was home for the royal family of France from 1682 to 1789.
The Baroque style of architecture characteristic of Versailles Palace impresses people by its luxury, with colossal murals, rows of monumental statues, and an immense collection of fine furniture inside the palace. The stunning geometric design of the garden and the great fountain outside in the yard. The scale and style of the place shows the world without doubt about the power, the glory, and the wealth of the French monarchy in that period of French history. Mark Twain said of it, “You gaze, and stare, and try to understand that it is real, that it is on the earth, that it is not the Garden of Eden…” (x)
In the Private Apartments of the King, the astronomical clock, designed by the engineer Passemant at the 18th century, will display the date until the end of the year 9999.
WOW, that’s really amazing!!
Marie Antoinette at Chateau de Versailles
Seeing this in real life was worth the sunburn I got from waiting in line for hours under the scorching sun. Not to mention all the pimples and severe case of red-face I had the next day.