The Invisible Hands

We are in the kitchen of Le Petit Trianon. This is where they cook Her Majesty’s food.

I don’t know if you can see the marks on the cieling above the kitchen table, but there used to be a hole through which a small round table could travel upstairs without any annoying room service coming along with the food. Here is a close-up.

In the room next door, the machinery is still in place to lift the mirror windows for further privacy: not even the nosy gardener will learn who is dining with the Queen tonight.

And this is a particularly private spot; unfortunately I cannot show you the inside; I have to describe that a small discrete door in the panel opens from the hallway; so that we could pick up Her Majesty’s potty.


About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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