Hercule et les touristes

At Vaux le Vicomte, France

Visited Vaux le Vicomte chateau south of Paris with friends last weekend. Brilliantly designed gardens, all culminating on a monumental statue of Hercules; a testiment to the vicomte’s inflated view of himself. His ambition made him a rich man, and offended the king, who had him thrown into a cold stone jail cell in the Alps for the remainder of his sad life. Better to be poor and free …

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