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allonico:

La Laiterie de Propreté - Domaine du petit Trianon - Château de Versailles

I had these rooms in my mind when writing passages in ‘Goddess’ from the point of view of one of the chefs at Versailles who is a friend of the young Julie (although I think they were built a little later).

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internationalpictures:

Palace of Versailles

A handful of deities on  the ceiling.

internationalpictures:

Palace of Versailles

A handful of deities on the ceiling.

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lisumimo:

king’s horses by marioshadjineophytou1 At Versailles April 17, 2014 at 3:28PM

lisumimo:

king’s horses by marioshadjineophytou1 At Versailles April 17, 2014 at 3:28PM

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vivelareine:

The Rose of Versailles: Fersen and Marie Antoinette Flower Troupe 2014 Poster
[source: ZukaDays]

And we wonder: how much of the concept of the Rose of Versailles is derived from that of La Maupin?

vivelareine:

The Rose of Versailles: Fersen and Marie Antoinette Flower Troupe 2014 Poster

[source: ZukaDays]

And we wonder: how much of the concept of the Rose of Versailles is derived from that of La Maupin?

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breathtakingdestinations:

Avignon - France (von k-rlitos)

The streets of Avignon. Unchanged since Julie’s time (well, perhaps cleaner) and still so quiet.

breathtakingdestinations:

Avignon - France (von k-rlitos)

The streets of Avignon. Unchanged since Julie’s time (well, perhaps cleaner) and still so quiet.

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"We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world."

— Judith Butler

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La Maupin on stage again

How’s this for a portrayal of Julie in action?

Beautiful.

It’s from a 2012 Canadian piece called The Duellist by Steven Burley, with music by Paul Shilton and Siobhan Richardson as Julie.

Here’s a short video of the fencing rehearsals.

Wish I’d seen it!

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And now, the d’Aubigny lingerie

La Maupin may have imagined she hit the height of fame in her lifetime. 

But little did she know that one day someone would base a lingerie fashion shoot on her.

Yep. You heard that right.

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boxwrestlefence:

Vintage fencing info-graphic from 1924.
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Classic!Many of these are movements Julie would have known. Although her style would have been different to the modern fencing you see, for example, in the Olympics, it was probably more like that than the sort of flamboyant slashing you see in some movies.(Dream bout: Julie d’Aubigny versus Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride!)

boxwrestlefence:

Vintage fencing info-graphic from 1924.

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Classic!
Many of these are movements Julie would have known. Although her style would have been different to the modern fencing you see, for example, in the Olympics, it was probably more like that than the sort of flamboyant slashing you see in some movies.
(Dream bout: Julie d’Aubigny versus Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride!)