A Horse, a H….


P1011373 (FILEminimizer)This equestrian statue of Louis XV used to decorate la Place Louis XV — what today is known as la Place de la Concorde. The statue fell one of the first victims of the French Revolution. The small replica I am showing you is at the Louvre. When the Bourbons were restored, Louis XVIII wanted to replace the statue; so, they cast the horse; and for a while the horse was waiting for its rider; meanwhile the political situation changed — now Louis-Philippe was on the throne, and he decided to move the horse to Versailles, where you can still see it today at la Place d’Armes, only it carries a slightly bigger rider, Louis XIV.

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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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