20 January 2021

Snowed in

Covered in footsteps, Place Dauphine was practically deserted by midday.


Above all, my dear child, do not come to Paris!
No one leaves for fear of seeing this plague fall on us, it spreads like a dry wood fire. The king and Mazarin confine us all to our apartments. - Attributed to a letter from Mme de Sévigné to her daughter, Thursday April 30, 1687

No comments: :

Post a Comment