How can such a place as Versailles be designed and built in one man’s lifetime?
I arrived in the early afternoon and wandered the gardens. On Sunday’s the fountains are turned on, bringing the gardens to life with music and movement. I felt like Alice as I succumbed to the allure of the giant mazes of manicured trees and topiary.
At 5:30 the fountain displays ended with a finale at Bassin de Neptune and the crowd vanished leaving me to inhale the evening glow in solitude. The rush of water had ceased and I was able to study the sculpture fountains more closely.
May 10, 2015 … Mother’s Day. Though I am alone today, far from Nicole, Alexis and Michael, they are constantly in my thoughts and in my heart. Today is even more special for me because my mother was born on May 10th which also happened to be Mother’s Day that year. There is no greater gift than a child. Not even the wealth of The Sun King can buy the joys of being a mother.