So Louis xiv is like the number 23. Once you are aware of him you start seeing the bastard everywhere. This is from the French building at rockefeller center. It also has the crest and motto of the French republic and the seal of the French monarchy in general, but sitting there between them, for no particular reason is the cost of arms of the house of bourbon, with our favorite absolute monarch’s most famous quote-he-probably-never-said-but-damn-does-it-sum-the-guy-up, l'etat, c'est moi.

Also I feel weirdly guilty for posting ancien regime things on barricade day, but George Blagden is in both so it’s okay.