Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A trip to Versaille and all things Parisian
I recently was lucky enough to be able to travel overseas to enjoy a few days in Paris with my daughter Niamh. We specifically went for the annual exhibition of the Salon Of Decorative Painters. This years exhibition was held in the glorious town of Versaille , just outside of Paris. The Salon is set up to showcase the best of decorative arts. To be included is an honor and to be an onlooker is a treat. The Panels submitted and shown this tear were simply fabulous from the grandest of murals to ornaments and marble. We spent the morning perusing the exhibition hall taking photos of all the panels, then went to the demonstration hall to watch some of the masterful artists in action. There were some great artworks in progression and it is always a delight to see these artisans work. After our Salon visit we walked to the Palace Versaille. The day was a glorious sunny , cloudless afternoon and to enjoy the ponds, trails, and gardens on such a sunny day was a treat. We rented bicycles and were able to ride to Marie Antoinette's apartments and to the farms in the back. We especially loved the small lite houses with thatched roofs and small rabbit pens. Enclosed is a link to my photo album please feel free to enjoy the magnifcence of it all.