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Weekly Photo: Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles

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Chateau Versailles Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), Versailles Palace. By Myrabella (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Chateau Versailles Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), Versailles Palace. By Myrabella (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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The Hall of Mirrors, referred to as Grande Galerie or Galerie des Glaces in French, is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles; it is widely renowned as being one of the most famous rooms in the world, located in one of the most famous buildings in the world. Inside this massive room are 17 mirrored arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows overlooking the gardens outside.

The Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles in French) is a château in Versailles, which is in the Île-de-France region of France. Starting with Louis XIV in the late 17th century, it became the governing center of France for more than a century, until the French Revolution. Today, it is one of France’s most popular tourist attractions.

Christian "Krzysiek" Eilers is a twenty-something who constantly likes to look up the next flight out of JFK. His life goal is to visit every country in the world; as a young adult working full-time, he often settles on visiting the near countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, knocking these off the list as it is less of a financial strain than Europe or Asia. Caffeine is his vice, and if he doesn't have a coffee in his hands, then it's probably a green tea. A native of New York City, when he is not traveling, he can find an abundance of cultural influences right in his own city, enough to keep him satisfied until the next country's beckon cannot be ignored any longer.

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