Friday, 6 September 2013

Versailles

Today was Bastille day, so it was quite befitting to the date that we went to the palace of Versailles. The glistening gold and sparkling diamond chandeliers were exactly what the revolution was about. The people of France despised how Mary Antoinette lived this lavish life style in this palace, while there were thousands of people homeless and starving around France. 


We were blown away by the magnificence of the grand halls which glistened with the glass fragments of the chandeliers and were brought to life with the intricate paintings that lined the ceilings. We then headed to the gardens, which were just as incredible as the palace. Everything was perfectly symmetric and full of verdant hills and bright coloured flowers. It was a really hot day and we had done a lot of walking so we finished the day with a fresh mango and strawberry ice cream which was delicious.



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