SUN KING'S PRIDE: PALACE OF VERSAILLES


I believe you remember the another side of Paris hereIt's time to show you the beauty 
and pride of Paris: Versailles, the palace of the Sun King Louis XIV.
Roman influences of the gardens and sculptures.

Still some restaurations going on right now.

Powerful and mystical gentleman in hooded robe.


The fine-tunning of the robes - impressive!

Flora and water to relax the mind from reigning and civil unrest.

Versailles was built to impress. Moreover it was built to keep Louis' entourage away 
from its political influences. It's been noted that by keeping the king's residence 
some distance from Paris, it offered him protection from any civil unrest of the city. 
It also forced the nobles, as such as relatives and friends, to travel to Versailles and 
seek lodging in the palace, something that impeded their ability to build up regional 
power bases that could potentially challenge the king. It's just as simple as it sounds: 
Keep your peeps away from policy and you rule! 

Valérie Bajou, a modern-day curator at Versailles writes in her book about it: 
Versailles is a mirage, a sumptuous and theatrical entertainment. It is also a 
manifestation of glory and power imposed to a great extent by art, luxury, and magnifecence."


After several restauration programmes Versailles become the national museum of 
France and contains many well-known contemporary painters and artists. 

Some facts:

Benjamin Franklin, acting on behalf of a newly independant US, negotiated a treaty 
with Louis XVI, which led to America getting critical support from the French military. 

In the 1920s oil millionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr. paid to have the palace's expensive 
roof restored.

In 2014 Miss K and Kanye West stayed in Versailles, along with friends and family the 
day before they were to be married. 

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77 comments:

  1. Beautiful travel photos. I never get bored of seeing photos from travels from other people's eyes. Looks like you had a lovely time.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  2. The Palace of Versailles is absolutely breathtaking! I must say, it is my favourite place to visit when I go to Paris!

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  3. Magnificent! Your photos are gorgeous! I haven't been to Versailles for awhile, I can't seem to actually leave Paris when there. I recall the stunning view down the grounds! Amazing post Ira

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  4. Such stunning photos you took, Ira! The statues are so gorgeous! Are there any more posts from your trip? :)

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  5. I'm such a history nerd that I know the details of the Treaty of Versailles signed in 1919 but never actually knew there was a Palace of Versailles...hahaha! The palace looks beautiful, and the statues are so haunting! I'd love to visit the place one of these days! It's beautiful! <3

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  6. Ivana Džidić8/31/2015 3:18 PM

    Stunning imaginery....One of my professors told me once that Versailles was originally constructed without toilets and that you could have smelled it miles away as everyone used its

    surroundings as a toilet. I did a quick google check and it seems this is really true, that toilets were added only in the 18 C.....Funny bit of information:) Versailles is magnificent, no doubt about that. It's great that is still being kept well and that reconstruching hasn't changed it, only preserved it for us to admire.

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  7. Beautiful pics!

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  8. Interesting that Versailles was deliberately built a certain distance from Paris to protect the King. I haven't been since I lived in France and your stunning photos have made me want to return

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  9. I have not been to Versailles since high school and these photos are bringing back so many memories. Thank you for sharing!

    Chelsea | Ginger Side of Life

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  10. Paris is simply stunning. I am so in love with all of your photos. I feel like I'm on a journey and loving it. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Kia of / KTS
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  11. Оксана Золотухина8/31/2015 11:06 PM

    Such cool place for visiting! I'm very inspired, darling! Thank you so much for sharing with us)) Beautiful pics!!!
    Have a wonderful week ahead, dear!

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  12. Thank you for your wonderful support, Oksana! Happy you enjoyed those! Wishing you the same, darling!


    xoxo

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  13. Thank you so much, May! Unfortunately not, that's all! Haha! It was a very short "vacay"! ;-) Have a fabulous week, beauty!


    xoxo

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  14. I love that in this day and age a place like Versailles still exists. There is so much history and beauty there. Thanks for sharing your pictures Ira. I didn't make it to Versailles the last time I visited Paris and I hope I will be able to the next time I'm there.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  15. I like how you lump kanye and Kim in there. I also plan to visit Versailles next year when I go to Paris. Heard that it was amazing.

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  16. Lovely history of the place ,i learnt a lot about the place just by coming here ,hopefully i will visit in future.Nice pictures


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  17. It is absolutely REGAL! My jaw was on the floor. HaHaHa I would love to go there. The statues and landscape are exquisite.
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  18. Kelsey &amp; Kenecha9/01/2015 5:49 AM

    Very beautiful photos!


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  19. Beautiful pictures.
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  20. love..

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  21. gorgeous shots!!(by the way I LOVE your marble background)

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  22. The gardens to the palace are ridiculously beautiful - thank you for sharing this as it'd brought back (very happy) memories of visiting here a few years ago :) I love how fresh and bright your photography is here, by the way. Have a lovely week!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  23. it looks so beautiful thanks for sharing

    id love to plan a trip to paris this is on my to do list

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  24. great photos!such a beautiful place
    xx
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  25. Wow great photographs, and the gardens are stunning!

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  26. lifestyletalks.wordpress.com9/01/2015 3:17 PM

    Versailles looks so Grand and Glorious! Impressive indeed it is Ira! Paris is on my to visit wishlist since a long time...And Versailles as well! I am even more convinced now! Thank you!

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  27. Marinella Rauso9/01/2015 4:43 PM

    I've never been to Versailles, but your photos made me dream. I loce the majesty of this palace and the idea of feeling like a Princess.
    have an happy start of the month.
    xxx
    mari
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  28. Wow, this is absolutely jaw dropping! Everything looks marvelous.

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  29. your pictures are amazing. thanks for sharing :)

    Jessica
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  30. Tash Collier9/01/2015 7:28 PM

    Gosh such beautiful photos, Paris looks so pretty!


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  31. Such a beautiful post - gorgeous photos! :)


    Layla xx


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  32. Neat...Great post, love your blog!

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  33. Never visited the museum! Should, the next time.
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  34. My eyes can't take that much beauty! Everything in Versailles looks literally from another era. So beautiful, sophisticated, interesting and artistic. Thanks for sharing such unbelievable photos, dear Ira!
    xx


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  35. Gorgeous photos! Especially the gardens. Thanks for sharing this bit of information :-)


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  36. Lovely photos, it they certainly got it right with building to impress! The gardens look gorgeous! :)x

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  37. wooaahh majestic structures! :D i wish i can see those in real life! :D

    Have a great day!

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  38. Beauty Follower9/02/2015 1:45 PM

    Versailles is really a wonderful place for someone to explore!

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  39. Versailles definitely impressed me, looking at these pictures! I love how you gave a bit of background history, really interesting!

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  40. Thank you, Candice! Enjoy your weekend!


    xoxo

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  41. Thank you so much, Rae! I really enjoyed those eye pleasures. Have a wonderful weekend, dear!


    xoxo

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  42. Gotta love Paris and its treasures. Happy you like this post, Tracy!
    Enjoy your weekend,


    xoxo

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  43. Thank you so much, LBG! It was for real a magnificent view.
    Enjoy your weekend, my dear!


    xoxo

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  44. YOU have to see it one day when you're a famous make up artist in Paris, Bash! Would be a pleasure to show you around, cherie! Haha! ;-P Glad you like the statues, I just thought how inspiring those are! Thank you so much for dropping by, Bash! Hope you're doing well?! Enjoy your weekend!


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  45. Oh my... yeah! I didn't want to write it down in the post but that's true, Ivanna! They've done "IT" actually everywhere in the palace (behind the curtain, in the cupboards... simply everywhere) LOL And in case the King was doing his/her business the others have had to wait and then kiss his hand. Unbelievable, right?! Thank you so much for your feedback, Ivana! Enjoy your weekend, love!


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  46. Awww, I wish you could, Suze! Versailles is really impressive. Have a wonderful weekend!


    xoxo

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  47. You're very welcome, dear Chelsea! You have to discover France again. ;) Enjoy your weekend, lovely!


    xoxo

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  48. Awww, thanks a lot for the nice comment, Kia! I'm happy you liked it, darling!


    xoxo

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  49. Absolutely, we have to preserve the treasures of our world. I absolutely agree with you here, my friend! Happy to, Rowena! You HAVE to see Versailles and the museum in real life - you would love it, dear! Have a wonderful weekend, Rowena!


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  50. Haha! Glad you liked it! Yeah, it's really fascinating and the museum even more.
    Thank you!

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  51. Thanks a lot, Uzo! I hope you get a chance to visit it one day. Enjoy your weekend, dear!


    xoxo

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  52. Thank you so much, Kimi! I've made a lot photos of those but put only the most inspiring ones on the blog. ;) Happy you like it!! Thank youuuu! Enjoy your weekend, sweetie!


    xoxo

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  53. Thanks a lot, Konstantina! Have a great weekend!


    xxx

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  54. Thank you so much, Gabrielle! Your feedback means a lot, dear! Glad it put a smile on your face! Have a wonderful weekend, Gabrielle! <3


    xoxo

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  55. Paris is incredible, Eilidh! Happy you like my post! Enjoy your weekend.


    xxx

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  56. I'm sure you'll love the incredible beauty of its architecture and national treasures, Bieke! Hope you get a chance to see in real life! Have a great weekend, Bieke.


    xoxo

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  57. Thank you, Mari! I'm sure you would love your palace, dear! ;) Have a wonderful weekend, Mari!


    xoxo

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  58. Thanks a lot, Hana! Happy you like it. :)


    xxx

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  59. Happy to, Jessica! Thanks a lot for stopping by, lovely!


    xxx

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  60. Thanks a lot, honey! Have a fab weekend, Layla!


    xoxo

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  61. Thanks a lot, Harija! Have a great weekend.


    xxx

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  62. You would love it, Chichi! Happy weekend!


    xoxo

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  63. Thanks a lot for reading, Ela! Glad you like the post. :)


    xxx

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  64. I hope you get a chance one day, Sybil! Thanks a lot for dropping by, gorgeous!
    Happy weekend!


    xoxo

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  65. You're very welcome, sweetie! Incredible right?! Happy to share some inspiration over here. ;) Have a fabulous weekend, my dear! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Deb!


    xoxo

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  66. Fascinating architecture! Happy you like it, my dear Vanisha! Enjoy your weekend!


    xoxo

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  67. I agree! It's a wonderful place for a beauty follower! Happy weekend!

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  68. Thanks a lot for reading, Catrionaar! Happy you like this post about it, dear! Happy weekend!


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