One Thing, Three Ways: Hall of Mirrors
Situated between the salon de la guerre to the north and the salon de la paix to the south, the Hall of Mirrors is perhaps the most famous room at Versailles. Because mirrors were one of the most expensive items one could possess back in the 17th Century, it seems important to look past the aging surface of the mirrors and imagine just how showy the room must have been, especially with all the issues of the time that were fueling an eventual revolution against the monarchy in France.
Louis XIV used the Hall of Mirrors daily to walk from his private apartment to the chapel. When we visited on a super busy Saturday, the Hall was packed. However, a bit of patience allowed me to get a few shots that weren’t full of tourists like me snapping pics.
Hall of Mirrors Photo #1. These gilded guéridons line both sides of the Hall of Mirrors.
Hall of Mirrors Photo #2. A guéridon and a glimpse of the gardens.
Hall of Mirrors Photo #3. In the 17th Century, the Hall of Mirrors was known as La Grande Galerie.
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It’s between the first and last for me. Although two shows the detail.
Thanks for visiting, Alastair, and sharing your thoughts!
Oh my goodness those are gorgeous 🙂