As promised, pics and vids of the Versailles Once-in-a-Year Nighttime Spectacular
You can glance at the map of the park and see how it lovely it is during the day in my previous post, where you will also find daytime video of the musical Mirror Fountain show.
But we will start our night time lights and water and fire extravaganza with two video excerpts from the water show at the largest fountain in Versailles, The Neptune Fountain, also accompanied by baroque concert music:
Next, swathed in dry ice fog, the Three Fountains Grove, so (relatively) unassuming during the day, so mysteriously magnificent during this special night:
The view from just above the third grove:
The brightly lit Pyramid Fountain, with another fountain behind casting dramatic shadows onto the chateau:
Apollo’s Bath Grove is lit in sensual purples and blues. You need a zoom lens to get a close look the intimate interaction between the god (with Louis XIV’s visage) and his attendants:
The 21st century fountains of the Water Theatre Grove:
Latona’s Fountain, now fully “watered” and lit to shine golden in the night:
These air-filled sculptural tendrils lined the paths through the Dauphin’s Grove, past the Flora Fountain, and to the Obelisk’s Grove:
With dry ice fog pools:
The Ballroom at night, all decked out for drama:
And then the crowds coalesced by the Great Lawn for the fireworks show.
And the fireworks show commenced, with traditional fireworks in the sky, as well as choreographed fire bursts shooting up from the ground:
And the grand finale: