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Versailles Milestones or Guard Stones

Milestones or Guard Stones in Versailles At first, I thought these milestones might have been installed for dogs to relieve themselves. Which they undoubtedly seem to be doing, with their masters’ blessing, I’m sure. On second thought I realised they might not be milestones at all but protective stones to avoid the pillars (there is a flat upstairs) to be damaged by horse-drawn or man-drawn carts. Many of such stones can be seen in mediaeval cities like Provins, a formerly […]

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Small Townhouse in Versailles

There is something weird happening with my Flickr account and pictures. Sometimes I post pictures I deem rather successful and yet they attract few eyeballs and get no kudos. At other times, I post OK pictures like the one above after much hesitation — should I post it or should I not? — and there we go, likes keep flowing in. Why so? OK, this little townhouse in Versailles may mean something to me and it’s even somewhat interesting but […]

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Behind the front door

Last week in Versailles as a family was leaving that building, barely a stone’s throw from the celebrated chateau, I managed to sneak in and take that picture right before the door closed. December 2020

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