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8 In Paris/ Travel

Paris: Château de Versailles (Part ii)

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With all the lights shining down through the domes and flooding through the windows, the Versailles was a glittering world of golden delights. As I walked deeper into the decadent maze of art work and gilded trimmings, it seemed as though I had been transported to a different world altogether. Luxurious hotels seen today seem plain and frugal in comparison. Now, consider the hallway in your home. I don’t know about yours, but mine pretty much has a plain white ceiling with plain white coving to go with it. It’s flat and the only thing attached to it is a fluorescent light. Sound familiar? Now take a look at this:

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I can’t even begin to put into words what I felt when I saw this ceiling. In fact, I have spent days in front of this post at loss of words. I believe I shall just let the photos speak for themselves and come back and edit it later if I find my wits again.

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If you missed the first part of my Versailles posts, you’ll find it here. Now tell me, what do you find to be the most magnificent part of the Versailles?

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  • http://ablogbyrobert.com Robert

    Wonderful photos, Kim! I love how you focused on the details. I think they’re really what make Versailles such an incredible place :)

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Without a doubt! No corner, no surface seemed to have been set without consideration. While minimalism is beautiful, I was truly impressed with the opposite end of the spectrum where everything was so ornate. I was so glad they allowed photography inside because I think I might have died if they hadn’t lol :P

  • http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/ Jessica

    This is so pretty! I cannot wait to be there in about a month! ;) Any tips on going to Versailles you’d care to share?

    http://blog.jessicapei.com/

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Hi Jessica! You must be super excited to go there next month! Since you’ll be there in June, I’d recommend you take a hat and make sure you use sunscreen. I hadn’t expected the garden to be the size of a national park and came out with my face feeling like a raw tomato :P Also, If you do bump up your ISO while you’re in some of the darker rooms, don’t forget to lower it again when you head out into the gardens. I had been so distracted by all the pretty sights that I’d forgotten to do this. Needless to say I was kicking myself when I started editing!

      • http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/ Jessica

        Those are some fantastic tips, Kim. I’ll definitely have to remember that about the ISO – I made the same mistake a few days ago, actually!

        • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

          Oooh, and don’t forget to pack a spare battery and memory cards :D I left whatever memory cards I had filled inside my luggage where I was staying. That way, if I did have the misfortune of having my camera stolen, I wouldn’t have lost ALL of the photos I had taken during my trip.

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