For 25 years, Robert Polidori has been snapping shots of interiors under restoration in the 18th century palace in Versailles. Amazing, huh?

Polidori’s pictures are as much an exercise in still life photography as a comment on the notion of restoration. Exquisite and opulent subject matter, photographed in painstaking detail, makes you wonder if restoration is anything more than maquillage of a contemporary culture, rather than the preservation of the past: ‘historical revisionism and present society’s superego’ as Polidori suggests.
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  1. Am a huge fan of both Polidori and Versailles, and really love the way his photographs capture the amazing details.