Day Trip to Versailles

Before we discuss the beauty of the Versailles Gardens, let me just start out this post by saying that no person in their right mind should visit Versailles in the dead heat of summer. EVER. LITERALLY. I had assumed that going on a week day it would be slightly less terrible, which turned out to be completely wrong of course. Nevertheless we roamed around the absolutely stunning gardens (which right now are filled with gorgeous Lee Ufans sculptures) in hopes that the queue would die down somewhat by the time we got back to the palace, but unfortunately the queue was still incredibly intense (I may or may not have skipped the line in order to not die of a heat stroke while waiting). The interiors of the palace were impressive, but less impressive than they might have been with less people and less claustrophobia due to an inability to move around the rooms as freely as we would have liked.