Monday, November 5, 2012

This is a view of the Trianon one might see approaching from the Hameau.  Pretty much like the view one would see approaching from any direction.  The beauty is in its simplicity, I suppose.

The words of the Baron de Oberkirch say it well:  "Early in the morning I visited the Petit Trianon of the Queen.  My goodness, such a charming walk!  Those beautiful groves scented with lilac, inhabited by nightingales!  The weather was lovely, the air was balmy, the butterflies were stretching their golden wings in the rays of the spring sunshine.  Never in my life have I spent a more enchanting time than those three hours visiting this retreat.  The Queen passes the greater part of the summer there, and I consider it a marvel."

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