Well, if you have been following me for a while, you know I am big into researching the era's and places I write about so here are some pics of real life people and places that are referred to in my story. Luckily I worked in Paris for a little while a few (quite a few) years ago and visited Versailles the township for lunch with the people I worked with and who lived there. After a very long and rather alcoholic lunch they took us on a guided tour of the Palace gardens and the palace itself. It is utterly amazing...and beautiful.
|The Theatre within the Palace|
|The Folly in the gardens of Versailles|
A pic from the movie Marie-Antoinette to give you idea of the reception rooms and the fashions of the day:
Paintings of real people referred to:
|Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette|
|Marie-Antoinette in full court dress|
|Marie-Antoinette with 3 of her children|
|princesse de Lamballe, the Queen's best friend who met a terrible death in the hands of the mob|
|Comte de Artois - The Kings brother and friend to the Queen|
I had so much fun writing this story, hope you enjoy reading it.