Audrey : Shall we tell the people about the town of Versailles - as well as the Very Big Palace?
Lillian : Yes, why not. We did explore Versailles a little on that first afternoon, after our people had their lunch.
Audrey : Oh! our Tour Manager kept talking about that veal pie for days!!
Lillian : We went for a lovely walk
Audrey : Those double tulips were very big & bwight -
Lillian : Les tulipes making a nice contrast with the forget-me-nots or as the French call them, les myosotis des marais.
Lillian : Poor chap, he never got to be an old man. His pedestal read (I've translated for you) :
Born at Versailles, 24 June 1768
Soldier at 16yrs
General and Chief at 25
Died at 29yrs
Audrey : That's sad Lillian, did he die being a bwave soldier?Lillian : No, it seems that he died of TB but Louis Lazare Hoche was quite amazing & packed a lot into his short life. Right behind his statue you can see a little of the roof of the Eglise Notre Dame de Versailles - a very pretty church. All white stone inside - this is looking up inside the dome ...
Audrey : The stained glass was quite lovely in this eglise.
Audrey : Who are these people?
Audrey : Well that's helpful - who is the saint with the fish?Lillian : And the nice purple robe? That is Archangel Raphael. The lady with the crown, collecting roses in her robe is St Elizabeth of Hungary, she was a Princess.
Audrey : That's why she has a crown, and lives in a pwetty palace.Lillian : Some of the windows had magnificent patterning rather than saints - like this.
Audrey : That would make lovely fabric - a nice silk to make blouses. I think Coco Chanel said "a Lady can never have too many silk blouses".
Lillian : Outside there were streets of apartments with those classic French Windows and balconies ...
Audrey : Weally Fwench! And then we went to the markets because our people wanted more food!Lillian : We had a lovely little self-catered supper back in our room. With raspberries
and cheese ...
Audrey : That wocky-foot cheese was smelly ...
Lillian : I think you mean Roquefort.
Audrey : That's what I said. And we had very small bananas - just the right size for ...
a Carmen Miranda moment
Lillian : But what was in this parcel ?
Together : Flan Natur
Audrey : You ate so much Lillian, that you went all funny and hot -
and had to have a lie down !!
You Should Never Eat Anything Larger Than Your Head !