Our Last Weekend (Part 2)

Today (Sunday) we went to Versailles. It took about an hour to get there, and then we waited in line for another hour to enter the castle. The castle was incredibly extravagant, but very crowded. It was hard to enjoy the art and decorations while having to maneuver through all of the people. The gardens were absolutely fantastic, though. When the gardens were made, the central idea was being able to control nature. Because of this, everything is perfectly trimmed and set up in straight lines. There are a bunch of beautiful fountains all over the gardens, some of which were part of a music show. In the middle, there is a large pond that we got to row around in. There are also a large number of restaurants and snack stands. The gardens were much more enjoyable than the castle, and we stayed there for a few hours before coming home to do homework. On the way home, Joseph made friends with an adorable old Australian Couple, and ended up helping them figure out the Metro stations and how to get to the Eiffel Tower.

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