Seeing Versailles, especially inside, was a dream come true, but I didn’t realize just how much I would appreciate looking outside Versailles as well.
Versailles was on my bucket list since I first heard about it back in high school, and I was supposed to see it on my high school trip to Europe. Sadly, it got cancelled because of the paranoia after 9/11, so when I took a day trip to Paris from London, there was no way that I was going to go back to London without seeing Versailles.
After visiting Versailles and talking to others about it, I noticed that the vast majority of people do not recognize Versailles in pictures from the outside; they only recognize Versailles from the inside, such as the infamous Hall of Mirrors. I couldn’t get over how most people didn’t recognize Versailles when looking at a picture of it from the outside, whether it be the gardens or the palace itself.
Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand why inside Versailles is instantly recognizable, but looking outside is gorgeous too.
I somehow managed to get a few shots without anyone in them, and I hope that you’ll enjoy looking outside Versailles just as much as you have inside.
I want to be able to chill like these people and spend the day at Versailles. ↑ I absolutely must go back to Versailles during a quieter season with far less people. I also have to go back on my own and not with a group, even if it’s a group where you can wander on your own, because you still have to watch the clock.
Do you normally recognize Versailles from inside or outside shots? What about other palaces or castles?