Palais de Fontainebleau, La Cour des Adieux

The mirror symmetry here is quite imperfect, but the building is nonetheless in perfect balance - the eye does not even at first perceive the absence of mirror symmetry.

This space could only be criticized for the failure of the enclosure on the foreground side, and given that it seems to be a place for welcoming and bidding adieu, it may be appropriate to leave one side open to the larger world.

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