Tuesday, 18. September 2007
The Hall of Mirrors
The Hall of Mirrors: Galerie des glaces Chateau Versailles
360° VR Photo by Laurent Thion
Chateau Versailles was the residence of King Louis XIV. It is today one of the most visited French tourist attractions with more than 2,5 million tourists visiting the castle every year. Since 1995, Versailles has been administered by a public institute (Etablissement Public du Musée et du Domaine National de Versailles) with around 800 people enployed. The hall of mirrors was opened again on 27 june 2007 after 3 years of restauration.
More Panos at The restored Hall of Mirrors by Château de Versailles Website.
Laurent Thion created his first panorama around the age of thirteen and has now been photographing landscapes for 25 years. "It is the'absolute' aspect of a cubic panorama that fascinates me, and also the fact that the spectator has free access to it." He has perfected his own panoramic head and his work has focused on managing and controlling the point of view, along with light and contrast.