National Geographic : 1925 Jan
VERSAILLES THE MAGNIFICENT THE RED MARBLE FOUNTAIN IN THE BASSIN DE LATONE Gilded tortoises, frogs and lizards spout water against a white marble group of the Greek goddess Leto (Latona) with her children, Artemis and Apollo. Statuary is arranged around the enclosure, and a glimpse may be caught of the grassy "Tapis Vert" leading to the Grand Canal in the distance. ( Autochromes I.umiere by Gervais Courtellemont THE CHATEAU OF VERSAILLES, FROM THE GARDENS The stories about the creation of this palace and its gardens almost surpass belief. It is said that 36,000 men and 6,000 horses worked for years in preparing the ground for the gardens and park, in making a road to Paris, and bringing water to the gardens, the soil of which covers innumerable pipes, vaults and aqueducts.