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Earth From Above - France, Yann Arthus-Bertrand Aerial Photography :France From Above: Versailles Chateau at sunset,Yvelines, France Wallpaper

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Versailles Chateau at sunset,Yvelines, France
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2009.8.14
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France From Above: Versailles Chateau at sunset,Yvelines, France ,Versailles Chateau at sunset,Yvelines, France (48°48’N, 2°07’E).
The Turkish carpets"-decorative gardens of boxwood hedges-of the chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte have been drawn by the landscaper-architect Achille Duchene in the erli twentieth century. Designed for Nicolas Fouquet, minister of finance, the chateau was built in five years by approximately 18,000 workers. The garden, set off by several lakes and fountains, is 8,000 feet (2,500 m) long, which required the destruction of two hamlets. Fouquet invited the young king Louis XIV to visit in 1661; offended by the splendor of his subject’s abode, the king ordered an investigation of Fouquet and had him arrested. Le N?tre, the gardens architect, was assigned the direction of the royal parks and gardens. He designed other gardens ? la fran?aise" for the chateaux of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Cloud, and Fontainebleau, but his masterpiece remains the gardens of Versailles, the palace of the Sun King himself.
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