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Hampton Court

Finally, after taking longer than it took for the pilgrims to reach Canterbury, I arrived at Hampton Court Palace.

My first view of the Hampton Court Palace, from the bridge over the Thames.   461 more words


Rainy Days in Paris: Part Two

On our second day in Paris, we took the Metro and a bajillion stairs up to Sacre Coeur, or The Sacred Heart Basilica. The church is fairly new; built in 1914. 1,353 more words

travel and the art of mental maintenance: I. Paris, part two: Versailles

This is part of a series I have been working on. The Introduction is here.

part two: Versailles

A few days into Paris—before the Australians, the honeymooners, the college kids, and the life-traveller; after the three asshole partiers, Matthieu from Montreal, and the nameless guy from Newport Beach—I decided to check out the Palace of Versailles.

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Slummin' with the Queen

What do you do when the gilded glories of Versailles get to be a bit much? Why not escape to the nearby cosmopolitan city of Paris for a little retail therapy? 451 more words


Petit Trianon: It's All in the Details

Not that many tourists make the trek from the over-the-top Palace of Versailles to the much smaller Petit Trianon, built as a retreat from the crowds that filled the main palace as soon as it was built. 149 more words


Let Them Eat Cake

To start with, Marie Antoinette never actually said it. The phrase is actually found in Jean Jacque Rousseau‘s autobiography, Confessions where at one point he claims that “a great princess” upon learning that the peasants had no bread made the famous statement. 991 more words