Sunday, January 29, 2012

French Pavilion - Versailles

Some footsteps I left at Versailles during my college days
way before the internet and digital camera's era ....
French Pavilion was designed by architect, A.J. Gabriel in one of my favorite styles, Neoclassicism. This was built as an escape from the formality of Versailles for Louis XV and his mistress Madam de Pompadour. But alas, Pompadour didn't get to enjoy it as she passed away before it was completed in 1769. It was Madame de Barry and Marie Antoinette got to enjoy this beautiful Pavilion.
This is indeed a miniature palace!
One could see it is symmetrical in every way!


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