|The Royal Apartments|
The enormous Chateau, or Palace of Versailles, located outside Paris, has over 200 acres of surrounding gardens and fountains. Versailles is famous not only famous as a building, but as a symbol of the excesses of absolute monarchy. Second Life Versailles, located on two sims, is similarly enormous and majestic.
I remember the first time I saw Versailles in first life I was blown away by the sheer size of the place. The build in Second Life gives an indication of this -- it is hard to see the entire structure even when you set your distance at maximum.
To visit Versailles:
I have a new gallery featuring large-scale landscape photography. Through April 30, I will be featuring the photography of France in his gallery. You can visit my new gallery here:
I also have a related feature on the photography of virtual France sims in the April issue of GMP magazine which you can find here on page 72:
|The Hall of Mirrors|
This machinima by Versailles in Second Life shows Second Life Versailles to good effect. This machimima is evocative and very well down, with great filming and music selections.