The history of Versailles started in 1623, when Luis XIII ordered to construct to a pavilion of hunting and a small castle in rock and brick in the way of coutada, 23km the southwest of Paris. The king liked this small castle in such a way that decided to add it. When its son Luis XIV, knew the Castle in 1651, he had only 13 years, and after innumerable visits, he decided for the construction of the palace, that would come to happen from 1664. In 1669, arquitecto Louis Le Ford (1612-1670) was charged to transform a hunting pavilion, in the biggest palace of the Europe. The first task was to drain the enormous quagmires and to terraplanar lands in its redor. During these works, thousands of workers had died of fever and pneumonia.As paintings, tapestries, sculptures, and furniture had been executed by the best Italian artists and French of the time, of among which it is distinguished the gardener Andre Le Nôtre (1613-1700), painter Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) and the sculptors François Girardon (1628-1715), Antoine Coysevox (1640-1720) and Etienne Le Hongre (1628-1690) had produced hundreds of works for the palace and gardens. The story of Apollo illustrates the solar myth and governs the subjects of statues and fountains along the main axis of the gardens. The large basin at the western end is adorned with Apollo's chariot?the sun god can be seen emerging from the waves at dawn, beginning his daily path.
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deud (1920) 2004-09-30 6:36
Beautiful image, but if you give us some information about it, would be great!
ophildeleau (80) 2004-09-30 7:40
I post a workshop
I hope to keep your idea ....
sito (115) 2004-10-29 21:40
That's the info we need :) !
Felip (3907) 2008-05-21 16:06
Good night Gonçalo,
Wow, looks like if this chariot were just emerging from the water...Wonderful!
Amaz (11475) 2009-07-26 4:05
Muito interessante composição, Gonçalo!!
Extraordinária perspectiva e belas cores!!
Boa nota tua, também!!
Meus parabéns, amigo!!
fritzi007 (63) 2009-12-27 14:42
Perfect foto com comentário interessante, bom trabalho!
Wish you a Happy New Year!
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64243)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-16
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
- Exposure: f/10.8, 1/92 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Trip by car Europa 2004
- Theme(s): Twins? [Part X] [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-30 5:44