Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fontainebleau stables in the background

I was bummed not to be able to go into the stables which now houses the French military cavalry.  I didn't learn the history of the stables, so I don't know if they're the same ones in which Louis XVI's horses were housed.  Nor do I remember how many horses the court had, but the number shocked me even though I know that horses were used for ceremony, military, hunting (especially popular in the forest surrounding Fontainebleau,) agriculture, not to mention travel.   Just writing about horses makes me want to post another picture of Liberty's foal.

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