In the grounds of the Palace at Versailles in France lies one of Maree Antoinette's greatest follies, but yet finest creations. She had built a fully working "play farm." The buildings were truly beautiful and modelled on real working buildings, although often inside was placed pool rooms and the like.
"But there is no water," I hear you say. Not true! and it was teeming with livestock.
The last farm (including the above vineyard) was very much a work place;
Which included bunnies and chooks:
Lovely. Oh, to have the money to indulge your fancies like that. I also feel sorry for her that she had so much empty time that she had to indulge her fancies like that! All pretend. Beautiful buildings though.
Amazing place! Galling for the workmen who made the buildings bet they are way better than any houses they lived in.
Oh Andrew, I can but dream, I long to get back to France after seeing your photographs, even more. The photos are simply stunning, you really captured the spirit and that special essence that is Old 'France'. Yes they do look like Artichokes above, I love a practical garden. Thanks for sharing.
I have to admit, I could still happily move into any of those buildings tomorrow.
They just showed this on Better homes and gardens tonight!