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References of the palace in films and other popular culture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Versaill...

The wands of smoke are rising
From the walls of the Bastille
And through the streets of Paris
Runs a sense of the unreal
The Kings have all departed
There servants are nowhere
We burned out their mansions
In the name of Robespierre
And still we wait
To see the day begin
Our time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles
Inside the midnight councils
The lamps are burning low
On you sit and talk all through the night
But there’s just no place to go
And Bonaparte is coming
With his army from the south
Marat your days are numbered
And we live hand to mouth
While we wait
To see the day begin
Our time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles
The ghost of revolution
Still prowls the Paris streets
Down all the restless centuries
It wonders incomplete
It speaks inside the cheap red wine
Of café summer nights
Its red and amber voices
Call the cars at traffic lights
Why do you wait
To see the day begin
Your time is wasting in the wind
Wondering why
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles
Wondering why, it echoes
Through the lonely palace of Versailles

-Al Stewart, “The Palace of Versailles”

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architecture, balcony, black, challenge, chateau, europe, france, monochome, paris, sepia, statues, top10, topten, travel, versailles, white

Comments

  • vonne
    vonneover 6 years ago

    this is VERY BEAUTIFUL!

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 6 years ago

    Art should be beautiful, like this, with a dash of mystery as well.

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 6 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Christophe Testi
    Christophe Testiover 6 years ago

    Stunning!

  • Andy73
    Andy73over 6 years ago

    Stunning work! Love the tones, and detail in this. Beautiful…

  • memory
    memoryover 6 years ago

    Brilliant and dramatic.

  • shane22
    shane22over 6 years ago

    Very bold and dramatic – I like it!

  • helene
    heleneover 6 years ago

    Brilliant image!

  • Ann Garrett
    Ann Garrettover 6 years ago

    A most beautiful image

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoover 6 years ago

    beautiful image, great capture.. so much history and atmosphere in this shot.. great tones..

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