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Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles - France.

Galerie des Glaces - Chateau de Versailles.

..........The Galerie des Glaces or Hall of Mirrors is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles and is one of the most famous rooms in the world.

.....King Louis the fourteenth of France's building of the Palace's Hall of Mirrors began

in 1678, and it is 75m in length.

..........It has 17 mirror-clad arches that reflect the 17 arcaded windows which overlook the luxuriant gardens.

.....Each arch contains 21 mirrors with a total complement of 357 used.

..........Marble walls, ceilings adorned with paintings, bronze sculptures and chandeliers complete a truly magnificent room and an enlightening and illuminating experience.

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Taken on May 27, 2008