Bathing in Vinegar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAApart from the fountains, the XVII century Versailles was not a great friend of water. Perfumes and alcohol are usually cited as substitutes. Vinegar is rarely mentioned. To repair this apparent injustice I am showing you here this wonderful solution to a whole slew of problems: you can put it on your skin, in your laundry, in your tub and the evaporator; that’s what I’ve been doing for a couple of days, and the effect is that I smell like vinegar — not a repulsive smell, just a little old-fashioned.


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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