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XVIII Century Portrait

The Romans would call it a map of experience, Saint-Simon — a battle-field where every vice fights for the posession of its master, Oscar Wild — a Victorian voodoo fetish, and I call it another reflection where everything is backwards.

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… the moon over the shoulders of mountains, executioner scratching his back with an ax…

The cattle wouldn’t go anywhere near the Revolution Square, today’s Place de la Concorde: 2 625 people, butchered on the same spot, have saturated the ground with blood. The team of five executioners (Charles-Henry Sanson, 53 years old, sons et al) … Continue reading

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Quay Brothers At Musée Carnavalet

On the third floor of the museum there is a small shelf where you can see some personal belongings of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI, the ones the king and the queen  were allowed to keep while they were locked up … Continue reading

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