Photographer's Note

Nicolas Fouquet (1615-1680) conceived the château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, as Superintendent of Finances for Louis XIV (1638-1715) and patron of the arts. The construction of the edifice began in 1656 and was accomplished finally in 1661. Fouquet employed three artistic geniuses and 18,000 men to work in collaboration for the first time on the Baroque château and gardens of Vaux-Le-Vicomte situated 55 km SE of Paris in Melun.

This is the first photo of a series of a dozen images from Vaux-le-Vicomte, the largest private property in France, I hope to present the architecture and its beauty along with a minimum of stories of a man who undertook the creation of this most extraordinary edifice in 17th century France.

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Additional Photos by Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 66 N: 1256] (3848)
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