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Dead Blogging Church of the Covenant's Tiffany Sanctuary

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to partake of Common Boston, this weekend’s festival that calls itself “a unique opportunity to discover and explore the region’s rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources.” 278 more words

Versailles Gardens Worth the Second Trip

Our first trip to Versailles was a lesson in so many things – the opulence and concept of ridiculous lavishness in the 17th century; how influenced a king was by Greek mythology; how many miles I could actually walk in one day; the lack of public bathrooms in a giant palace that sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year; and how long tourists will wait in line to enter a museum (learned this a lot during our first trip. 1,122 more words


Song of the Sun King

Song of the Sun King

Oh clouds,
come upon us.
Oh rain,
descend upon us.
Chase away the flames
and convey unto
our thirsty King… 6 more words



To borrow heavily from Dickens:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, we acted with trip wisdom, we were the victims of trip foolishness, we saw ostentation beyond belief, and visitors’ behaviour beyond incredulity, it was a morning of heat and light, an afternoon of chill and darkness, the magnificent gardens proffered hope, the lengthy queues’ despair, we had everything to discover before us, we left nothing unturned behind us, we were pedalling wearily home direct to bed, we were in Parisian traffic confusedly going direct the other way – in short, our day at the Palace of Versailles cannot be compared, for good or bad, to any other, it was a unique and vivid occasion. 939 more words

2017 A Break From Blighty

2002 Sun King - The Beatles (1969)

Sun King was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. 99 more words


Les pèlerins du Roi Soleil

I can’t think of the last time one of my friends was organised enough to make plans with me several months ahead of time. However, not only does a certain little sod have people who are, but they happily come from all over the place to see him. 300 more words

"I don't care what you think unless it is about me"*...

Louis XIV– the Sun King– ruled France for seventy-two years, a reign during which he oversaw construction of the palace of Versaille, and consolidated political power in an unprecedented fashion.   431 more words