Snooping Around At Chateau Versailles First Thing In the Morning

If you come to Chateau Versailles early enough when the sunlight hits and penetrates the South Wing from the East, the baroque facade will reveal to you one of its secrets: there is no “interior” to the top floor! Zoom in through the windows —  and you will see nothing but the structural elements of the building.

I wonder if it is not from there that Louis XVI spied with his telescope on the courtiers frolicking in the park?


About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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