The picture posted below is a small fraction of the immense gardens at the Palace of Versailles. I couldn't believe when I looked over it on Google Earth. The only way to get a true view of the geometric patterns--which stretch over many miles--would be from the air, and Louis XIV wasn't able to fly.

Now, we are able to fly without getting in a plane. The images on Google Earth are sharp enough to pick out people. They are the black dots on the sidewalks in the picture. I also picked out a rowboat one one of the ponds.