Posted on June 24, 2015

WANDER: Chateau de Versailles


Despite the intense over-the-top-ness and extravagance of Chateau de Versailles and its many inhabitants, I always believe there is something to learn from all parts of history, the good, the bad, the murky in between, the often told stories and the untold.

The first time we visited Chateau de Versailles, the palace was closed so we spent ages wandering the vast gardens, rowing on the lake, and peeking into the windows of the palace while a TV show was being filmed, but I was really regretting not checking the opening times before going there despite spending time in the beautiful and vast gardens.

A couple of years later we were heading back to Paris and I had one place (er actually a lot of places but this one in particular) I did not want to leave without seeing and that was the inside of the Chateau. In between the two trips I had also started to develop my love for photography and slight obsession with small details, so I was intent on capturing the tiny design and architectural details of this palace.

I wanted to reflect on not necessarily the well-known stories of the history of the palace and its more famous inhabitants, but the details of the buildings themselves which provided the mood and highlighted the detailed work of the builders, designers, gardeners, and perhaps reflect on their own untold life stories.

There’s something to learn from every detail of creation in this world!

– Marryam x

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  • Reply Lee June 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I love this post! I also loved visiting the chateau when my family was on holiday in France. It is so beautiful and your photos capture the feeling of that place beautifully!

    • Reply lifeofmyheart June 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Lee! 🙂

  • Reply W.S. June 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Dearest Marryam,

    I found you through instagram randomly one day and I’m so glad I followed you. I just wanted to say that I love your prints and products. I think you truly bring out the essence of a beautiful religion and lifestyle in your work. So many of the quotes/prints speak out to me personally. I just wish I had the budget to spend on your art, but unfortunately I can’t afford to spend that much on your pieces (broke college kid LOL). I can just dream of owning one of your amazing prints one day or the travel decal (I love to travel). Keep up the great work though, I love your blog and your business in general! So beautiful <3 Thank you for all that you do! I'm sure you make many people happy and iA you will be rewarded for that.

    • Reply lifeofmyheart June 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Salams, thanks so much for your lovely comment – really appreciate it. Makes us so happy to hear that you like my work and our blog!! Hope you’re having a great Ramadan! <3

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