28 Days in Europe…The Paris Finale in Versailles

Haven't updated in 2 weeks?...@_@Ouch...It's that pesky thing called life that gets in the way of everything doesn't it?

Looks like our days in France have almost run out. We had a blast and ran amok trying to soak in everything we could. The day before it rained, damping our Versailles trip, but I guess things worked out for the best because the next day was a perfect day to go to Versailles, sunny, not too cold or too hot. The grounds were stunning and immaculately well taken care of. It was autumn so the gardens weren’t in bloom, but I could only imagine what it would’ve looked like with the rose bushes, bursting with color. It took us a whole day to get through. And yes I was thinking of Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” movie all the way! I was totally prepared and watched that movie beforehand. I annoyingly pointed out the rooms that they shot in to my friend, who I think was more interested in French bakery shops then royal palaces.

Coincidentally, artist Jeff Koons, known for his large out of place sculptures, was features in some of the rooms of Versailles. I have to say I’m not the biggest fan of his work. I would have like to see the paintings on the walls without a giant plastic lobster in the way. But nonetheless it didn’t hinder my experience too much, and Jeff Koons will be Jeff Koons.

So our last day in Paris was by far the best. Until the next post... first class seats to Italia!





Click on the “30 Days in Europe” link to follow our EuroTrip.


Photos are free to take as stock images. Crediting is always appreciated! ^_^


Off to be a busy bee! BUZZ BUZZ!

4 comments:

  esque

March 20, 2009 at 4:57 PM

How wonderful! I can't wait to go to Europe! Great pictures!

  Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna)

March 21, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Ooo ooo... spent 3 months in Florence for a semester overseas prog. in college-- can't wait to see your Italy photos! :)

  kim*

April 3, 2009 at 1:49 PM

wow i want to go

  Dawn

April 5, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Versailles is so extraordinary! My girls and I want to go - we loved Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette". I purchased Jeff Koons book without knowing the artist... I thought I was buying beautiful photography of Versailles... NOT! I don't like his work at all, it was so disappointing.

Thanks for your kindness and willingness to share your photos with everyone ;o)