Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Paris- Versailles Train RER


 
Tuyến xe điện tốc hành RER ( Réseau Express Régional ) chở du khách từ Paris tới cung điện Versailles, xa khoảng 20 cây số thuộc vùng ngoại ô Paris,  mới khai trương lối trang trí độc đáo bên trong, có dáng dấp trang trí huy hoàng của Điện Versailles.
      Lavish: A train in France has been decorated in the colours of the Palace of Versailles
    Lavish:  A commuter train serving Paris in France has been decorated in the colours of the Palace of  Versailles in an impressive  project
     Incredible: The refurbishments mean that the train's carriages resemble rooms from the royal palace
    Incredible:  The refurbishments mean that the train's  carriages resemble rooms from the royal  palace
   A  train on the main rapid transit system in Paris,  the RER, has undergone a dramatic refurbishment  - to resemble the rooms of a royal  palace.
   The  train carries the colours of the Palace of  Versailles , which was once the centre of  political power in France .
   And  passengers who take a journey on the RER C line  between the Palace, which is 20 kilometres  south-west of Paris, and the centre of the capital do so in lavish  surroundings.
   Ornate  paintings and golden sculptures line the aisles  and even the ceilings are intricately designed.  Other attractive improvements include the  creation of a mock library in one of the  carriages.
   The  refurbishments are designed to evoke memories of  seven different areas of the royal chateau and  its grounds, including the Hall of Mirrors, the  Gallery of Battles and Marie-Antoniette's  estate. The changes, which were funded by the  Palace of Versailles , involved layering the  interior walls of the train with a high-tech  plastic film.
   The  refurbishments were carried out thanks to a deal  between officials at the palace and rail  operator SNCF. Versailles was the centre of  political power in France from 1682, when King  Louis XIV moved from Paris , until the royal  family was forced to return to the capital in  October 1789 during the French  Revolution.

    
Striking: An image of a statue from the palace grounds looks down on passengers
    Striking:  An image of a statue from the palace grounds  looks down on passengers

     Splendid: Ornate images can be found on the back of comfortable seats
    Splendid:  Ornate images can be found on the back of  comfortable seats

     Colourful: Giant scenes from Versailles have transformed the appearance of the train, which runs on one of Paris's main commuter routes
    Colourful:  Giant scenes from Versailles have transformed  the appearance of the train, which runs on one  of Paris 's main commuter routes

     Enormous: Branches sprawl across the ceiling of the carriage in this huge painting
    Enormous:  Branches sprawl across the ceiling of the  carriage in this huge painting

     Powerful imagery: The train carries the colours of the Palace of Versailles, which was once the centre of political power in France
    Powerful  imagery: The train carries the colours of the  Palace of Versailles, which was once the centre  of political power in France

     Beauty: A golden statue is reflected in a glass mirror on the train
    Beauty:  A golden statue is reflected in a glass mirror  on the train

     Reflections: The refurbishments are designed to evoke memories of seven different areas of the royal chateau and its grounds
    Reflections:  The refurbishments are designed to evoke  memories of seven different areas of the royal  chateau and its grounds

     Booking details: Passengers can take their place alongside an amazing display which resembles a library
    Booking  details: Passengers can take their place  alongside an amazing display which resembles a  library

     Vibrant: A once-dull door on the train has been transformed with bright red and pink colours
    Vibrant:  A once-dull door on the train has been  transformed with bright red and pink  colours
  
   Facelift: The changes, which were funded by the Palace of Versailles, are the result of a deal between officials at the palace and rail operator SNCFFacelift: The changes, which were funded by the Palace of Versailles, are the result of a deal between officials at the palace and rail operator SNCF

    Facelift:  The changes, which were funded by the Palace of  Versailles, are the result of a deal between  officials at the palace and rail operator  SNCF

     Swirls: Another decorative ceiling design based on furnishings from the Palace of Versailles
    Swirls:  Another decorative ceiling design based on  furnishings from the Palace of  Versailles

     Unexpected: The exterior of the train gives few clues to the incredible displays found inside
    Unexpected:  The exterior of the train gives few clues to the  incredible displays found inside.