The Colonnade in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, built 1684-85 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, a circular double arched peristyle originally with 32 arches and 31 fountains, and a statue of the Abduction of Persephone in the centre, placed there in 1696, in a late 17th century engraving. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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The Colonnade in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, built 1684-85 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, a circular double arched peristyle originally with 32 arches and 31 fountains, and a statue of the Abduction of Persephone in the centre, placed there in 1696, in a late 17th century engraving. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

Copyright Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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