Category Archives: Chateau Versailles Spectacle

Was the Sun King Afraid of Water?

“Essa puta me va a matar!” Marie-Thérèse of Austria, being a quintessential Latino woman, treated the issue with an unusual for Versailles directness. Madame de Montespan commanded a whole wing of the palace — the space shared by all the … Continue reading

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The Throne of Louis XIV

They say that for seven years Louis XIV was seated on a silver throne of some impressive dimensions, and that in 1689, during the War of the League of Augsburg, he melted it down to pay his troupes. A beautiful … Continue reading

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Carousel

In a couple of days we shall have a rare opportunity to see a simulation of the famous Royal Carousel. What is carousel? The shopping mall underneath the Louvre! Not only that, but carousels replaced the Renaissance tournaments; and the … Continue reading

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The Wheel-Chair King

If you wandered around Versailles long enough, you must have wondered about the marble on-ramp we see here; I surely did, as I wondered about the name of the building where I used to clock in. The building’s original function, … Continue reading

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Phantom-3 or 4

It was hot today…, probably the last day of summer…, the last day of G-Group nocturnal pyrotechnic show. Thank God. I think I said this a year or so ago — I don’t like fire-works. Then working at these shows … Continue reading

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Capitalism At Chateau Versailles

I know that capitalism is a fiction; I know that it only exists in old economics books and in the anti-socialist propaganda. Actually, the same goes for socialism. And when you see either one or the other in its pure form, they … Continue reading

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