A craftsman works on the O'eil de Boeuf window at Le Petit Trianon, Versailles. The chateau was built in 1762 as a retreat for Louis XV, but became Marie-Antoinette's private domaine. Here she was able to escape prying eyes and whispers of jealous court observers and gossips at Versailles.
Before photographing the craftsman, I spoke to him in French, asking permission. I then showed him the first shot on my digital camera. He was so delighted, he asked if I'd like to take another - hence this photo. I was probably the only person who'd spoken to him all day, other than his co-workers.
Before I was told no photos were allowed, I managed to get this shot of the bust of Marie-Antoinette. It sits on the fireplace mantel in Le Petit Trianon's main salon. In 1789, the French people stormed the palace at Versailles and smashed the bust. It has been re-glued, deliberately to show the cracks. A skilled French artisan could repair the damage so that no cracks are visible.