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D'après Antoine Dieu, Ni olas Arnoult (actif de 1674 à 1710), Femme de qualité déshabillée pour le bain, Louvre

D'après Antoine Dieu, Ni olas Arnoult (actif de 1674 à 1710), Femme de qualité déshabillée pour le bain, Louvre

;ok, may I please have this room, just this ONE room! Gorgeous<3

Oh if only I could have a ballroom in my house. Oh if only there were balls still held. Oh if only I could dance a waltz along with many others held captivated by the beautiful music. Oh if only some of our silly frivolous dreams could come true.

Ballet La Princess d'Elide, Palace of Versailles, Paris, published in 'Les Plaisirs de L'Isle', Paris, 1673-4. The ballet La Princesse d'Elide was part of a seven day fête held in May 1664 at the Palace of Versailles. The festivities celebrated the birth of a son to Louise de La Vallière, mistress of the French king Louis XIV.

Engraving by Israël Silvestre [the Younger] of “La Princesse d’Élide” by Jean Baptiste Lully [born Giovanni Battista Lulli]

The Grand Staircase Palais Garnier Opera de Paris France

The Grand Staircase Palais Garnier Opéra de Paris France by Our hotel was next to the Opera House

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