ile de la cité, Maps

Dead Woman Walking

16 October 1793

The Conciergerie/Palais de Justice 75001 Paris

It’s been 227 years since Queen Marie Antoinette climbed these same stairs to her mortality.. Whether you are Team Vive la Reine or Team Let Them Eat Guillotine, you can’t deny the historical impact of her life and death. How moving is it that this scene (the painting itself dates from 1885) is nearly the exact same more than two hundred years later? This is what History of Our Streets is about Citoyens, it may not be time travel, but its as close as we are gonna get!

G. Cain

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