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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new curious riddle. I will give you a little hint: this is a plant known to all of you. Good luck! ‘I long for an eternal spring. My colour is the colour of hope. … Continue reading

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Treasures of “Mercure Galant”: 1685

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a wonderful collection of coins published in various editions of “Mercure Galant”. So I will share it with you, as besides a numismatic & historical value, they are true gems of art. These coins come … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, we go on our riddle section. 🙂 I would like to present you a riddle of a bit different sort, more allegoric and that’s why more intricating. I hope that it will flash up your imagination & you … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Anniversary PS: And The Truth of History Remains

It is always difficult to write the final sentence in a story as well as to do the very last post on occasion of Louis XIV’s anniversary. What should it be about? This question puzzled me last days. That’s why … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Fragrance: Royal Iris

In one of my old posts I have already expressed my opinion that a fragrance is alike the time machine, able to return our emotions, memories, the past life. And, for sure, as a great perfume amateur I could not … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Fashion Tips: Lace Ties, Red Stockings & Heels

When we behold the 17th century portraits, we might be surprised to discover how much red was used in costume details. For example, red stockings. They might seem dreadful to us, however they were the fashion peak for many centuries … Continue reading

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