Wednesday Postcard this week is The Estate of Versailles, encompassing the Palace and its truly magnificent grounds, the Trianon and the Petite Trianon.The grandeur and opulence is quite breathtaking, I have tried to
capture this in my photos.Unfortunately ,due to the number of visitors in the famous Hall of Mirrors , this as anyone who has visited in recent times knows, is almost impossible. I never cease to be amazed at those who only take selfies and never stop to appreciate the beauty around them.
Gripe over, please enjoy a peek at Versailles through my eyes.

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  1. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    July 28, 2016 / 5:04 am

    Wow! (that should cover it). Thanks for sharing, Jill. xx

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:12 am

      My pleasure to share Elizabeth. xx

  2. Connie
    July 28, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Beautiful photos, Jill. Don't you just feel extra regal wandering around that place?

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:15 am

      Thank you Connie. I must agree with Marea, you admire the grandeur of it all but also can understand why the French Revolution ensued.

  3. Marea Dotz
    July 28, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I think your photographs capture the opulence very well. Versailles is a place that continues to haunt me. It is both dazzling and disturbing. Thought I'd share a novel that brings that era alive: Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. I really enjoyed this book. Think you will, too.

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:17 am

      Glad you enjoyed my photographs Marea. I totally agree with your conflict, i feel the same way here. Thank you for the book suggestion , I am trying to track down a copy.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    July 28, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Wow, how Grand! The opulence is just amazing. It looks like an interesting place to visit , I enjoyed the photos!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:19 am

      Thank you Jess , it is a must visit if you ever are in Paris. Always enjoy Turning Heads Tuesday.

  5. Laurie Duncan
    July 28, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    What an amazing place! And I'll bet it's even better in person. I would definitely love to see it someday. 🙂

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:20 am

      I do hope you have the chance Laurie, most definately an experience.

  6. dan
    July 29, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    It is wonderful visit places so rich in history! You had a fantastic tour ( and took fantastic photos!!! )

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:22 am

      Glad you enjoyed my photos Dan. As an Australian I so much enjoy visiting places with such a rich history.

  7. Jessica Cangiano
    July 31, 2016 / 5:08 am

    Utterly and completely breathtaking! I'm a huge fan of all things rococo and know that this legendary palace would be a must for me if I was ever fortunate enough to be in France. Many hugs & happy weekend wishes,♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:23 am

      It truly is breathtaking Jess, I know you would be in your element.

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