Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Versailles 3 (the last, I promise)

At its height, Versailles had 1,500 working fountains, now only 300

But one of the treats, on selected days, is to watch them all in operation, or as many as you can get to

All of the fountains are still gravity-fed, as in the 18th century; here, Vicki has found the main switch for the Neptune Basin

Neptune Basin at high tide/full eruption
Workers walking away with the cranks; that's all, folks

One last chateau shot

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