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If you don’t like kitsch, this train is not for you. What is kitsch? Basic definition would be any art for mass consumption, which covers most of the art. So, if you don’t like this train, get off, because it takes you somewhere where you don’t want to go, Versailles, and Versailles is the Mother of Kitsch.

P1015216 (FILEminimizer)So you are sitting quietly. Is that you by the bathrooms? It looks peaceful over there. And let me show you my favorite spot — the library: around 5 p.m. some real cartoon characters, myself included, gather there. Nobody reads. We just come to look at each other — every day, the same people. And I cannot explain it just by the nature of mechanical causes, such as getting off work at the same hour and living at the West end of the suburban train  RER C. There has to be another reason, for we could have been sitting elsewhere — there are other seats on this train.

P1015258 (FILEminimizer)For example, you could also find me in the small apartments (upstairs, in the attic), or standing in the gardens…. Only the strangest thing, in the gardens I am always standing; I don’t remember myself ever sitting down in the gardens.

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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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2 Responses to Paris-Versailles

  1. Catherine says:

    Ah génial, tu as pris ce train ?

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