Thursday, October 1, 2009

Versailles: Wretched Excess or Why the French Had a Revolution

I expected to be impressed by the scale of Versailles and was not disappointed. It's hard to imagine the size of the chateau, the size of the gardens, and the amount of gold gilt that can be used in one estate. Although Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon and hamlet were charming, you can't help but remember that these also were financed by taxpayers living in far more modest circumstances.

This was an exhausting day because of the scope of this park.

No comments:

Post a Comment