Visiting the Château de Versailles was one of our main reasons for visiting Paris. And, while it was beautiful, it was horribly crowded. It was difficult to really appreciate the palace while being jostled from all sides and pushed along with the crowds.
It was a relief to escape into the gardens and make our way to the Grand Trianon, a smaller palace in the grounds. Its lovely decoration and human scale made it an absolute delight.
Once again editing this short highlighted how much I have to learn about filming and editing. I need to film with a narrative in mind. Photography rewards capturing a single moment; filming needs context and a story to weave the scenes together. It is going to be a long road to any sense of mastery.
Visiting the Louvre was one of the main reasons for our trip to Paris (the other reason being to see Versailles). The Louvre is huge – more than you could possibly see in one day. We started with the Egyptian antiquities and the Mona Lisa, but beyond that we didn’t have a plan.
We chose the Napoleon III apartments based on a tiny picture in the museum map, and it was one of the highlights of our visit. The sumptuously decorated state rooms are recreated in the museum for you to explore.