The Lion Guards at Versailles

Versailles has to be seen to believe. Extravagant is too weak of an adjective to describe it. Every room has something more than what you expect in the way of paintings, architecture and furnishings. With the addition of modern add sprinkled about, you never know what to expect.

Gardes are two warlike lions in white lace napkins by Franco-Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, the first woman to exhibit in the garden rooms of Versailles. Much of the modern art there seems out of place at times. Although these lions are covered in white lace, at least they are still lions.
  

Gardes are two warlike lions in white lace napkins by Franco-Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, the first woman to exhibit in the garden rooms of Versailles. Much of the modern art there seems out of place at times. Although these lions are covered in white lace, at least they are still lions. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

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