26 March 2015
It’s the third and also the last day in Paris so there’s quite a bit to cover~ Ended my night with macarons and started a brand new day with them again! ❤ Can’t bear to finish them actually! But my brother was like, “You better faster finish, don’t tell me you wanna bring to Venice -.-” I think he just wanna give excuse for helping me to eat them……..
The first destination and also the highlight of the day was Palace of Versailles! I remember we travelled quite a distance and also walked a bit to get there~ But totally worthwhile!
It’s really huge and we spent like half a day here! I think it’s my first time inside a palace and everything is so extravagant! Even more grand than the Palais Garnier!
The first part is mainly art paintings though~
I really love how detailed all the European architectural designs are!
Ceilings are usually like the least significant thing or the part that least people would take note of. But the ceilings here are always not neglected. In fact most of these ceilings are beautifully hand-painted! Can imagine how much work that is~
In the Hercules drawing room! They have so many different drawing rooms – Apollo drawing room, Venus drawing room, Mars drawing room, Mercury drawing room and etc that I have forgotten which is which. I just walked and snapped like everyone did ._.
These were taken in the Mars drawing room, if I’m not wrong (:
One of the king or queen’s bed I suppose? So many beds there!!! I don’t know which is whose lah.
And finally, here comes my favourite part of the palace – Hall of Mirrors!
This is the real WOW part that clearly shows the extravaganza of the place!
Sorry for the chandeliers spam, but it’s just too beautiful! Wish to have one at home, but I know it only traps dust x.x
Bro was like, “快点快点！后面没有人了！” Hahaha! Cause it was damn crowded in the previous shot~ But it’s impossible to get one that is completely empty of course.
Forgot which room are the above 2 pictures taken, but the next 2 are in the 1792 room~
They have like sooooooooo many rooms each for different usage that I really lost track of which is for who/what ._. They even have a breakfast room!
Had enough of the warmth in the palace and it’s time to head out again to explore! Still within the Palace of Versailles but there is still another side of it to check out! That’s my brother shivering in the cold by the way xD
We don’t really know what’s at the other end and there didn’t seem to be people heading there, but we still decided to brace through the cold and walk all the way there~
It was drizzling if you notice the top of my hood, which means it was extra cold!!! Brrrrrrr~ Selfie-ing while Bro was in the washroom 😛
At the dragon fountain!
And I saw swan again! 😀
Because my ears were numbing as the cold wind blew! Yet we actually saw people jogging! Like why would anyone come to a PALACE to jog in the first place?! So cold some more! -_-|||
I realised they really like fountains/ponds! 3 different fountains/ponds at 3 different areas but with 3 different feels (:
Glad that we explored because that’s where The Grand Trianon is! This was built for the mistress if I’m not wrong~ “(He) also housed his sister-in-law the Princess Palatine, his son-in-law the duc de Chartres and his daughter the duchesse de Bourbon” – Credit
Forgot which rooms are the above photos, but of all the rooms, I like this Louis-Philippe Family Room the most! 😀 I don’t know why but I like the yellow theme~ Not as “formal” as all the other rooms but yet still of a certain status kind!
Back to the outdoor and I kinda love this little river!
This was built for Louis XVI’s wife – Marie-Antoinette so that she can have her private space there (:
The Water Parterres which reflects the sunlight and light up the façade of the Hall of Mirrors~
Finally finished the massive place! Not sure if we missed out anywhere but I think we have explored enough and it’s time to move to the next destination! 😀
Chanced upon this building which I think is a school (???) but it looks like one of the schools in movies. Maybe a horror movie or some magic kind~
Arrived at the Arc de Triomphe which is one of the most famous monuments in Paris~ It is actually just this thingy standing there, but a lot of people still came all the way to take photos of it. It is to honour those who fought and died during the war, so I guess it holds some special meaning.
Everybody take, so we must also take right! 😛
But take 来 take 去 also like look the same leh ._. One last shot and off for shopping!
The Arc de Triomphe is located at their “Orchard Road“-like area, so Bro and I took the opportunity to walk around to see how their Orchard Road looks like! The only shop that attracted me is the Disney shop! Hahaha! Cause Bro has got international staff discount 😛
Back to the Arc de Triomphe for the night view! I think it kinda looks better at night (:
We actually stood in the middle of the road to take these shots! Hahaha! Risking our lives for photos~
Last destination is also another key attraction of Paris – Musée du Louvre! We went there pretty late, just wanna snap a few pictures since it’s like you have never really visited Paris if you didn’t come here. But a pity my phone couldn’t capture the exact nice lighting no matter which white balance I chose 😦
I remember telling a friend that I did not go into the museum and he/she (can’t remember who) was like, “What?! How can you not go in?! It’s the The Da Vinci Code museum leh!!!” Hahaha! But like I said it was pretty late and I think it was closed by then, plus we probably won’t be able to appreciate those arty stuff inside anyway ._.
This is slightly closer to how the exterior of the museum looks like, but still doesn’t do justice to it. A lot of things you need to see it real life to know the exact beauty of it (:
Goodbye Paris and goodbye to our big apartment! I really miss all our microwaved-dinners, especially after we reached Italy. It had been what I looked forward to every night – comfort food in a warm environment, because our lunches were usually just biscuits or cakes grabbed and go from the supermarket~ Paris could have been more perfect if the people are friendlier and there are less potential criminals walking around. But it is still a beautiful city nevertheless! ❤