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The Missed Ball

This picture is from a book, another book about Marie-Antoinette that doesn’t say much; and the picture being the only thing that intrigued me, I took a picture of the picture and stored it in my files for some time, … Continue reading

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After the Ball

I did not cover this year’s masked ball at the Orangery. Could it be I no longer enjoy life? Ah…, maybe I never did; and this dream of mine is a tiny soap bubble to keep in the shoe box … Continue reading

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The Women of Trianon

Who are they? Whose face is missing on that poster? When the revolution of 1830 came about, on 26 July Charles X was holding Council at le Grand Trianon. Then bam! The door got kicked in and shooting a gun-powder-only-loaded pistol, … Continue reading

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XVII Century Underwear

Beginning December 2010 the old hotel of Grand Controle will receive its first guests. The sign outside of the building claims Mansart to be the hotel’s architect. It is number twelve on the west side of the Avenue d’Independance Americaine. The back windows open onto … Continue reading

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Nobody parties like the Communist Party?

My friends, I’ve got some news for you. Monday evening, at five thirty, when the park, the museum and the palace are closed, there is going to be a party at the Queen’s Theater! This is a very small theater, originally … Continue reading

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