Versailles by night

A few weeks ago, we went with a very good friend to the light and watermusic evening show in the Versailles palace (which takes place most of the summer). Here are a few pictures taken by my daughter. versailles.1Although there is a “tourist-trap” feeling in the show (and the place is literarly crawling with people and nationalities!), the overall harmony and order of the Le Notre gardens eventually overcome this unpleasant aspect. As the night comes in, especially on a clean windless evening, the crowd somewhat vanishes and all that remains are the fountains, the gardens, and the castle in the background. versailles.4

Even the fireworks that close the evening are enjoyable (and I usually hate fireworks for their noise and vacuity!) because they were already part of the parties at the time Versailles was inhabited…
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