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Mercure Galant – Messenger of the Past: Mascarade in Marly 1700

It is impossible to speak about Louis XIV’s feast without mentioning great & mysterious Divertissements held in Marly. The French Revolution destroyed this little gem built near Versailles, but the spirit & grandeur of events taken place there would remain … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, midsummer time calls for some intellectual entertainment. So, His Majesty offers you another 17th century riddle…rather romantic and so much allegoric! Good luck! Without consuming hearts we make them burn. We are torches and mirrors of the soul, … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night under a veil of Grand Divertissement Royal (1668)

Another magnificent festivity written in history was the Grand Divertissement Royal (1668). It was dedicated to success in the War of Devolution (1667-1668) and to the first capture of Franche-Compté, an important strategic goal in all the French wars of … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle prepared for you by His Majesty :-). I will give you a little hint this time: it regards flower life & human emotions! Good luck! We scent the air when Aurora appears and … Continue reading

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Myth IV: Greatest Lover of All The Times

  Esteemed Readers, please, don’t take my words wrongly. By no means I wish to show any disrespect towards my King! All I want is to touch this rather curious topic from another point of view. 🙂 So, an ordinary … Continue reading

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7 Mortal Sins & Social Networks

Some days ago I read a very amusing article dedicated to Social Media Sins. Indeed, being a great antagonist of Twitterism, Facebookerism & similar Internet activities, I’m glad that more & more people have started pondering on a malicious, poisonous … Continue reading

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How Old Is Your Soul?

We’ve got used to perceive age from a terrestrial point of view. All of us are squeezed into the frames of artificial Time, that on the one hand helps not to get lost in season trains and on the other … Continue reading

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