Sunday, May 24, 2009

Vintage Postcards from Versailles

Versailles, le Parterre nord
(the north flower beds)

The gardens of Versailles were formally styled into regular patterns of paths, groves, hedges and flower beds, pools of water and fountains.

After Marie Antoinette's husband became King, she undertook a redesign of the gardens of Versailles, making the Petit Trianon into her personal oasis of beauty and privacy. To read more about Marie Antoinette and her passion for gardening, please see my book review of "Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles" on April 7, 2009.