Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paris, Day 2 - Versailles (Grand Trianon)

This smaller pavillion is on the grounds of Versailles and was a favorite of the queen.  It was also used extensively by Napoleon, and we found it decorated in the Empire style.  Still aligned with the neo-classical tradition, but much more influenced by Egypt than the earlier classical style of the main palace.

Malachite - hence the name

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