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{travel inspiration: versailles la nuit}

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. . . one of my most favourite places in the world is versailles, a place so filled with the magic of history and the perfectly ornate stories of times gone by, it nearly overwhelms; often filled with travelers and admirers, one can only imagine how it must have been in the quiet of nightfall, especially the wonderfully mysterious appartements privés de marie antoinette / private apartments of marie antoinette, and the majestic hall of mirrors, enveloped in the beautiful shadows cast by a sea of chandeliers . . .

{images: all photography by the cherry blossom girl}

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22 Comments:

Anonymous B. in the Know said...

J'adore versailles! Beautiful pictures...takes me back to last January when I got to meander through the halls!
Much love,
B

January 11, 2011  
Blogger Jenni Austria Germany said...

every time i'm there all i can think about is the film....loved that movie so much. ...i realize i should probably be thinking of the history but s coppola's version is prettier :)

January 11, 2011  
OpenID i\'d rather be shopping said...

one of my favorite places in the world!

xo,
joAnn

January 11, 2011  
Blogger Nicola said...

Beautiful photos, some amazing detailing x

January 11, 2011  
Blogger Jillian said...

versailles was the happiest day i spent during my month stay in paris. i loved everything about it! unfortunatly the hall of mirros were under construction while i was there -- so i am dying to go back! xoxo jcd
http://cornflakedreams.blogspot.com/

January 11, 2011  
Blogger robin baron said...

ah tres chic tres parfait!

January 11, 2011  
Blogger Mariel Torres said...

isn't it stunning? you'll be able to spend the night in it very soon too :)

http://mariel-torres.blogspot.com/2011/01/night-in-versailles.html

January 11, 2011  
Blogger lizzie said...

it's my dream to go there! and you can see why from these photos. captured perfection. x

January 11, 2011  
Blogger Amanda* said...

Stunning!!

January 11, 2011  
Blogger Andrea said...

The Hall of Mirrors is my fav! Such a breath taking place and there is a great Sunday brocante there too!

January 11, 2011  
Anonymous Naomi said...

When we were last in France...we could not go to Versailles because they do not allow you in when it rains. But I can only imagine the beauty within. Hope you are well my friend! xx

January 11, 2011  
Blogger Heather said...

such a wonderful. BTW - I just your 2 page spread in Lonny! It was beautiful. Congratulations....( i have a similar feather purse from Club Monaco, and it's soooo glamorous! xxoo

January 12, 2011  
Blogger Stasha said...

Versailles was my biggest impression during stay in Paris! Love your blog!
xoxo
http://anastasija-stasha.blogspot.com/

January 12, 2011  
Blogger Larissa said...

beautiful place! i'd love to visit sometime for sure!
x
thatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com

January 12, 2011  
Anonymous s. e. lane said...

just stunning....romantic and lovely. great post!

January 12, 2011  
Blogger gramercy boutique said...

Beautiful photos! I have been trying to decide if I should go visit a friend in Paris this winter and I don't think I need any more convincing! On y va!

xo
gramercyboutique.blogspot.com

January 12, 2011  
Anonymous Paulette @ At Home in Arkansas magazine said...

Oh. my. goodness. The rare occasion to see Versailles at night. I am speechless. I visited years ago, and it was beautiful. Thank you for sharing and bringing back those memories.

January 12, 2011  
Blogger wilsonparker said...

I love the Hall of Mirrors

January 12, 2011  
Anonymous Tamara said...

Some day... :)

Thank you for sharing!

January 12, 2011  
Anonymous Michaela - The Gardener's Eden said...

Beautifully carved, gilded, draped and illuminated. Such beauty. I've been away for too long. Thank you for the romantic time travel on a stormy afternoon...
xo Michaela

January 12, 2011  
Anonymous the shade store said...

this is our afternoon perk up! lovely and inspiring.

January 12, 2011  
Blogger Tamara Nicole said...

I sooo loved Versailles, especially the gardens!!! :-) LOVE all of this, I need to go back, sigh

January 12, 2011  

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