This is the Apollo Basin in the Gardens of the Chateau de Versailles. It is a fountain representing the sun god Apollo rising out of the sea to usher in a new day. The photo was taken when I was studying abroad in Versailles steps away from the gardens. So I had easy access to the gardens and took many pictures under various settings. Maybe not as much as I should have, but enough to get some great shots. There are many more pictures of the gardens and the chateau to come including those with the fountains working, with fireworks, and numerous photos of the statues and fountains.