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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