Friday, November 27, 2009
Last Night I Went To Versailles
Our satellite dish blew off last week and we have had no TV all week, today a new one will go up but in the meantime I have been making use of BBC iPlayer and last night it transported me to Versailles. What a fantastic programme. I was in awe of the funny little Frenchman who restored the furniture and blew gold leaf around his workshop to demonstrate how delicate it was,
I watched all the Orange and Lemon Trees being brought in for the Winter. What a huge task, have you seen the size of the grounds?
I gasped when I saw the restoration of just one of the ceilings in the Palace
I cheered when the 2 sculptors, one from Paris the other from Avignon, raised their brand new replacement statues onto the roof, they were perfect.
I found it hard to look when the chandeliers were being taken down and transported to a cleaners.
If you have access to BBC iPlayer I strongly advise you to go and see this half hour long programme, if you don't then you will have missed something VERY SPECIAL.