Holo au Chateau de Versailles
Can’t even begin to describe the Chateau de Versailles. Can’t even begin to describe how I even managed to do Project Holo at Versailles. It is definitely one of the most popular visitor attractions in and around Paris. By saying that, security was tight and when I mean tight its the type where you see not just ordinary police guy but a bunch military guys walking around with riffles and all. According to a local I overheard the entire Paris along with Versailles are on high alert after a threat or something against the area. Seemed quite serious but it didn’t seem to affect the mass crowd making their way to the Chateau that’s for sure but nevertheless there I was making my way like any other visitors.. but carrying a cardboard box which is quite an unusual size, Yes I was sweating buckets.. After arriving at the entrance, we had to go through a scan, further all bags or object that was over the required limit had to be left behind in the bagging area which Holo obviously fitted the bill, so while I was still scared shit after all whats been going on and left her behind, the officials you know what thought I was a painter carrying one of his work.. I played along.. ^^. I Later told Kelsey and my dad that we would try and do it later after our visit inside the chateau – head over here for more in-depth information about the project for those new here.
I understand now. Rich in history, the Chateau and the surrounding grounds are just fantastic, amazing and a wonder for the senses. The gardens especially will take your breath away. Versailles is famous not only as a building, but also as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Regime. No wonder the French rose up in 1789 and complained about such wealth! We spent easily more than 3 hours visiting the complex and is still not enough, for example the gardens of Versailles represent one of the finest extant examples of Garden a la francaise which means that the grounds seems to be never ending! It was a great day trip altough ultimately crowded inside the Chateau, but died down once your outside. The weather also was not too cold and was clear. On the other hand, Project Holo wasnt done but luckily thanks to my dad, as we were in the gardens earlier he realised their were people in running outfit jogging around the garden. He was determined that there was another entrance to the complex instead of them going through inside the Chateau first in order to go out which was stupidly was I was thinking.. And yes he was right obviously as it was next to the main entrance. So we decided to recover Holo and go back from the other entrance back to the outer surroundings of the Chateau and the gardens. It was hilarious, both of us with Holo walking past military guys carrying riffles without any problem (Luckily). We were quick, chose as many spots as we could and snapped away! Just the same when we went back to the main entrance of the complex. What a story.
Its pretty unbelievable, all of us were pretty skeptical about being able to do bring Holo but heck you never know and we took our chances, quite a similar story from our time at the Great Wall of China. This project keeps on getting better and better, the growing catalog and especially the Landmarks we’ve managed to feature is well like I said unbelievable! Holo and her visit at the Chateau de Versailles, Thats all i can say.
Till Next time in Paris ~
The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. Located in Versailles in the Ile-de-France region of France, the site began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful.
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