VERSAILLES – Reflections in the Hall of Mirrors

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Paris provided a wealth of imagery and perspectives for me to share – it’ll probably take me a year to process it all in blog post sized bits (here the first one two three four five posts).

Why, alone the long lovely day we spent at Versailles, traversing the chateau, the immense gardens, the fountains, the fireworks, will likely yield five posts at least all by itself.

 

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So, as an introduction, a Versaillian appetite whetter, I will post this piece focused solely on the most famous room in the grand chateau of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors.

It inspired an even for me exuberant amount of luxuriating photography, including some literal photographic mirror reflections, as you’ll see at the end of the post.

 

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I promise a full tour of the palace / chateau will be posted eventually, as well as a long walk in the gardens, and videos of the theatrical fountains, and night shots and fireworks…

 

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Unsurprisingly, the ongoing theme of sensual statues, is continued here as well…

 

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Let’s focus on the ceiling for a bit…

 

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The windows of the Hall of Mirrors open up to the immense Versailles gardens, only a fraction of which are visible from this vantage point.

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More sensual statuary:

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The golden damsel, and her shadowy stalker…

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And as forecast, the mirror reflections in the Hall of Mirrors:

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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