chapels of versailles

Royal Chapel of Versailles, May 2016. by Sabrina Danielle.

Photographed when I visited the Chateau de Versailles, France. The Sun King (Louis XIV) loved music and dance and thus had a gigantic gilded organ in this royal chapel where the King and his family would hold mass.

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UnbelievablePalace of Versailles, Yvelines, Île-de-France 2016


Here are some rarely seen online historical photographs of the Chateau of Versailles taken between the World Wars.* These crisp black and white photos from the official websites show the desperate state of the façades, roofs and windows prior to the American industrialist heir John D. Rockefeller Jr’s $20 million dollar gift in 1920 (nearly $250 million in today’s value).

*the top image is from copies of the series of architectural engraving by Marcel Lambert.