Friday, June 25, 2010

Hall of Mirrors

The Hall of Mirrors : Palace of Versailles : Versailles, FR

The pièce de résistance of Versailles is the Hall of Mirrors. The Hall's fame comes from the seventeen mirrors that reflect the light streaming in from seventeen windows, which feature a view of the palace's gardens. The Hall was the scene of various royal events during the reigns of Louis the XIV, XV, and XVI. In the last century, the Treaty of Versailles was signed by the Germans in this room. Today, the Hall of Mirrors is occasionally used by the French government for state receptions.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 6/10

1 comment:

Virginia said...

Is that like a souped up version of the 360 mirror on TLC's What Not to Wear??