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I've often wondered what it would be like to be a mistress for a King. [May. 24th, 2006|10:54 am]
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[music |I think it's a bee. Shit.]

An elevator was installed in the palace of Versailles in 1743. Run by a series of hand-operated weights, gears, and pulleys, it was used by Louis XV to go from his own apartments to those of his mistress, Madame de Chateauroux on the floor above him.
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From: tsebaoth
2006-05-24 08:52 am (UTC)
jeezo... thats decadence!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-24 09:44 am (UTC)
It is indeed!
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From: tsebaoth
2006-05-24 08:54 am (UTC)
p.s. I wasnt aware that a bee shit made any sound... what do they sound like?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-24 09:53 am (UTC)
:P
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[User Picture]From: shmizla
2006-05-24 09:01 am (UTC)
it was a high-risk career, i'm sure. always competitors around to stab you in the back, no social security, and time an indomitable foe (or gravity, for that matter).

much good material for a novel or a movie, i'm sure.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-24 09:59 am (UTC)
Most definitely!
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[User Picture]From: happyfriday
2006-05-24 09:04 am (UTC)
oh, sneeky.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-24 10:00 am (UTC)
Mmhmm. ;)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-05-24 09:46 am (UTC)

Ha ha.

That was interesting, lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-24 10:00 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

I agree. :)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-05-25 11:31 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

You know, I'm scared of elevators :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-25 12:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

*blink* Why?
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-05-26 09:58 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

We were stuck in one when I was 13 in Boston :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-26 09:59 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

Scary. How long were you in it?
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-05-26 10:00 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

45 minutes. It scared the shit out of me. We were stuck on the highest floor :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-26 10:02 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

I woulda been creeped out too.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-05-26 10:04 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

I was throwing a tantrum because I hyperventilate when it comes to heights :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-26 10:22 am (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

A tantrum wouldn't help in that situation I don't think. lol. It could only make it worse. - You couldn't really see how high up you were, so that must have helped a bit. I get freaked out in small spaces.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-05-27 06:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Ha ha.

I was screaming and crying and pressing every button on the wall. I think we were stuck on the 12th floor.
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From: iwrotetherules
2006-05-24 05:55 pm (UTC)
He was too fat to walk up the stairs you know.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-24 06:53 pm (UTC)
*blink* He was? I didn't know that!
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From: lostways
2006-05-24 06:09 pm (UTC)
i wonder if he had stairs ya know incase of fires
=p
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-24 06:54 pm (UTC)
lol. I thought it woudl be to not let his wife know..
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From: lostways
2006-05-24 07:04 pm (UTC)
oh hehe
oops
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-06-02 08:47 pm (UTC)
have you been there? it is the hugest "house" i have ever seen in my entire life.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-03 01:34 am (UTC)
I have indeed. It's goooorgeous.
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