I love the light in this photo and also the way the people are walking in totally random directions.
I shot a lot of pictures at Versailles but this is my absolute favourite.
We ate really well in France- nothing spectacular , just honest, unpretentious French cuisine. It's as though the French just don't know how to cook badly.
And then there's Versailles....
I'm glad you enjoyed good food elsewhere, though!
The food was great. We didn't eat anywhere remarkable- just random bistros and our own not very wonderful hotel- but the standard was so much higher than you'd get in comparable establishments in Britain.
I know what you mean. I feel that way about Peruvian food as opposed to American stuff. ;) Not much of a fan of British stuff, either, but I haven't had enough to really say. Love, love, love having tea, though.
British food has improved a lot since I was a kid- but mainly because we've imported so many ideas from abroad.
Same with Peruvian food, I'll admit. But we had a good base without the fusion. It's only an added blessing! I can't wait to hit Europe again.
Ewwww, seriously?! AMERICAN TOURISTS RUIN EVERYTHING!
It's not just the Americans. The whole world comes to Versailles.
If we'd had the time and it hadn't been raining we'd have gone down into the town and found a bistro and had a proper meal.
The Peruvian tourists would not want that stuff, dear sir!
I wonder if the Americans wanted it either.
I was thinking Versailles would surely have a decent restaurant on site- comparable to those at Tate Modern or Tate Britain or even the modest but not totally rubbish little restaurant we went to at Hever Castle a few weeks back. But, no: the suckage at Versailles is total.
The Americans probably ate it and thought, "oh, god! French food is gross!" [Rolls eyes] I am glad to have been informed. I shall pack a lunch when I go, assuming they haven't done something about it by then!
The alternative would be to walk into town- it's only five minutes down the road- and eat in one of the no doubt very good little restaurants there.
The only place to get food in Beijing's Forbidden City was a Starbucks, tucked away in a little building near the biggest palaces. I was there in winter and there weren't many people. I sat in almost solitude in a big courtyard, with the palace buildings all around me, drinking a Starbucks cappucino and eating a Starbucks sandwich.
I've really enjoyed the photos and posts from your holiday!
Srarbucks would have been a distinct improvement on this joint. I would have welcomed a Starbucks.