You've must heard The Palace of Versailles, or Chateau de Versailles, in France. It is one of a Baroque Architecture in France, known as a symbol of the system absolute monarchy in Ancien Regime.
The symmetrical and geometric shape with fountains and sculptures as vocal points among those regular shape.
One of the famous part of the palace is the Galerie Des Glaces, or Hall of Mirrors. A room for celebration and a symbol of the greatness of Louis XIV.
There once said that Louis XIV was ordered to use mirrors at that time to symbolize his greatness and power. Because at that time, mirrors were so expensive to buy.
At that time, Hall of Mirrors were used daily by Louis XIV when he walked from his private area to go to the chapel. And the courtiers will watched all the royal family passed through the hall.
The Hall of Mirrors also built in symmetrical layout. The mirrors shape are placed exactly in front of the windows, and even the sculptures are also arrange in symmetrical layout.
The hall is decorated in Baroque style, with crowded and small details, gold color, and describes a luxurious of a place.
The chandeliers inside the hall.
The ceiling details.
The sculptures details.
And this one is our favorite picture of all when the afternoon sunshine's in to the hall and makes a beautiful view.
That's all for this week's World's Art History in our blog. We'll see you in another post of world's great building.
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