Daily Post WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Daily Post WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Going through the Grand Palace of Versailles, I get this nauseating feeling in my stomach, like a decadence that makes me sick… like to much sugar, or too much milk. This is a picture of the bed of the Mercury Salon, one of the six chambers of the King’s Grand Apartment. As I walked through these lavish chambers, I couldn’t help but wonder if they were really, really happy and content with their human existence. And I could not also help but ask, if they ever thought for one moment of the people in the streets who were hungry and homeless, as they slept in their lavish chambers and ate their fancy royal meals. As I walked the chambers of Versailles, I came to appreciate even more the spirit of the saintly Queen Elizabeth of Portugal, who spent hours making clothes for the poor and sneaked money from the Royal Treasury to give to the poor, or the witness of Francis of Assisi, who threw away all his fancy clothes through the window, for the poor of the streets to enjoy. For me, that is what is truly grand – an altruistic heart.

This is my entry to the Daily Post WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand.

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Comments

  1. Grand indeed! I’ve been to versailles and I fall in love with the architecture.

  2. that IS super grand.

  3. grand indeed! but really, it is like an open closet in a spacious room. it must lonely sleeping in that chamber.

  4. They have a term for this: avarice!

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