Magnificent Ceilings at the Palace of Versailles

The Ch√Ęteau de Versailles is nothing less than magnificent.

The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution.

The rooms are simply amazing, the most spectacular being the Hall of Mirrors (Galerie des Glaces), the setting for many of the ceremonies of the French Court.

One of the things that struck me in particular were the wonderful ceilings. Every room was different! Sometimes the ceilings were covered in spectacular paintings, others has wonderful architectural features, etc.

The one in the picture below is an example. Just one room of many. Amazing the work that must have gone into this. They certainly do not build them like that anymore!

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