Thursday, March 21, 2013

From the Obelisk looking toward the site of the former Tuileries Palace

The first snow picture I posted was taken from the other side of these gates, looking toward the Obelisk, where I was standing when I took this one, at about 11:00 p. m..  This view, by the way, is one of the last of Marie Antoinette's views before she was killed.  The Obelisk stands, now, where the guillotine stood then… The story is that she was completely composed en route to the guillotine, stepped lightly up the step, and only betrayed her emotions when she looked toward the Tuileries, and paled, perhaps thinking of the time she had spent there, in good times and bad.

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