reminiscing: versailles

After watching Farewell, My Queen at the French Film Festival the other day, I've had all things French and Versailles-related on the mind. The very next day I watched Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, whose frothy cinematography was a stark contrast to the perceived realness of Farewell, My Queen. Then I started going through photos from my trip to Europe in 2011 (I can't believe it's been nearly two years - it feels like yesterday). I realised that at the time I only shared a snippet of the photos I took at Versailles. So here are a few more photos from my day there to give you a case of wanderlust or cause you to reminisce about your own past travels.

 

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  1. Love these photos! When I visited Versailles it was so packed, I could hardly take any photos and these make me long to go back.

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    1. I went later on in the day, but it was still pretty busy. I know what you mean about taking photos though. If you stopped too long it was almost like you were holding up everyone behind you! I have to admit I cropped all the random people out in the photo of the Hall of Mirrors haha.

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  2. Hopefully I'll be there in late May this makes me excited!!

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  3. blue and gold! what a decadent combination :)

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    1. And there were red and gold rooms, and green and gold rooms... basically the whole theme of Versailles is "and gold"

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  4. So gorgeous! I went there in November and it was crazy busy as well, but I'm sure far less than it would be in the Summer. I wish I had gotten to see the gardens, but we ran out of time. That movie has been on my to-watch list for ages, maybe I'll get around to it this weekend!

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    1. European summer crowds are just something else! During my trip we'd play a game to see who could get a photo of monuments etc with the least amount of people in it. I managed to get a photo of Stone Henge with no people in it. Success! haha

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  5. Gorgeous, I've yet to actually go to Versailles, I really need to put it on my list of places to go in France..x

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  6. How beautiful, Versailles is just amazing. So decadent. Did you enjoy Farewell, My Queen? I'm going to see it this weekend, looking forward to it!

    x

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    1. I did enjoy it although I felt the ending was a bit abrupt (you'll know what I mean when you see it).

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    2. I have only just seen your post on the film below haha, I'm silly. The costumes look amazing.

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  7. looks like a place of wonder, so grand. i only know it from films

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  8. Such a treasure, magnificient!

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    @littleredbookxo

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  9. just discovered your blog...and i love it!



    selene over the pond

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  10. I literally cannot wait to go this summer. I've been to Paris a few times, but we somehow never found the space in our trip to visit the marvellous palace. This time I definitely will - it looks like a fairytale.

    I hope you enjoyed your trip, I find myself reminiscing upon my travels so much lately.

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