Friday, February 28, 2014

The French Monarchy And Cake

Birthday Cake At The Art Museum

Well, of course, it was a queen - the last one - who supposedly took part in this dialogue: "Your Majesty, the peasants have no bread." "Then let them eat cake."  We here in STL are doing a variation. The only French monarch to make sainthood, Louis IX, astride his horse in front of the art museum, offers a cake to the city for our 250th anniversary. What a nice guy.                        

7 comments:

cieldequimper said...

And yet the woman apparently never said it... Trust the French revolutionaries to have made it mythical.

Norma Beishir said...

I never understood why that line was considered so offensive. I'd take cake over bread any day!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot and yes, I would take cake as well.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I can remember when St. Louis had lots of observances of its bicentennial.

William Kendall said...

The sky makes the shot look very dramatic, Bob. Terrific shot!

Jack said...

Lovely composition, Bob. It almost reads as a black and white photo with a colorful cake superimposed at the bottom center.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent 250th celebration image Bob.. Did someone say cake.. yes please :)