Photographer: My son Kai
Date: May, 2013
Subject: The Queen’s Hamlet.
If you are lucky enough to visit the Palace of Versailles, be sure to take the 20-30 minute walk down from the palace to the back of the gardens—or you can skip the main entrance to the palace and enter Versailles at the Queen's Hamlet entrance.
The Queen’s Hamlet is a small village and farm that Marie Antoinette constructed on the sprawling gardens at Versailles. The buildings are styled after a Norman village. The photo features the lake and the Marlborough Tower.
Photo Trivia: The village looks like it is part of a fairytale—if you can forget the fact this lavish Palace and the extensive gardens were built during a time when many in France could not even afford a loaf of bread. Marie Antoinette built the idyllic little village in 1783 to escape the burdens of the Court of Versailles.
Image: Photo above by Kai Olson. Feel free to pin image on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!