Description The Versailles Orangery (French: L' Orangerie du Chteau de Versailles) was built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1684 and 1686, that is to say, before work on the castle had even begun. It is under the flowerbed known as 'parterre du midi'. Its central gallery is 155 meters in length, and its frontage is directed towards the south. The central gallery is framed by two side galleries located under the Escaliers des Cent Marches. The whole is lit by large arched windows, which enclose the lower bed or the 'bed de l'orangerie'. In the winter, the Orangery houses more than a thousand trees (mostly orange) in boxes. The Parterre Bas is bordered on its south side by a balustrade overlooking the Saint-Cyr-l'cole. This separates it from the Swiss Pond. In the center of the Orangery is a large circular pool, surrounded by six fields of grass. From May to October, the orange trees and other trees are exposed in the lower bed.
Asbjorn Lonvig, Hedensted, Denmark Member Since August 2006 Artist Statement The ultimate museum MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Other museums The Chicago Athenaeum, International Museum of Architecture and Design. Musée Fournaise, Paris - known for Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, Rome.
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