palace of the tuileries

At seven o'clock on the morning of the 22d a single horseman rode into the town. He was an aid-de-camp of La Fayette. On the morning of the 21st the excitement had been great in Paris when it became known that the king had fled. The mob rose in furious tumult. They forced their way into the Tuileries, plundering the palace and destroying the furniture. A fruit-woman took possession of the queen’s bed, as a stall to range her cherries on, saying that to-day it was the turn of the nation; and a picture of the king was torn down from the walls, and, after being stuck up in derision outside the gates for some time, was offered for sale to the highest bidder. In the Assembly the most violent language was used. An officer whose name has been preserved through the eminence which after his death was attained by his widow and his children, General Beauharnais, was the president; and as such, he announced that M. Bailly had reported to him that the enemies of the nation had carried off the king. The whole Assembly was roused to fury at the idea of his having escaped from their power. A decree was at once drawn up in form, commanding that Louis should be seized wherever he could be found, and brought back to Paris. No one could pretend that the Assembly had the slightest right to issue such an order; but La Fayette, with the alacrity which he always displayed when any insult was to be offered to the king or queen, at once sent it off by his own aid-de-camp, M. Romeuf, with instructions to see that it was carried out The order was now delivered to Strausse; the king, with scarcely an attempt at resistance, declared his willingness to obey it; and before eight o'clock he and his family, with their faithful Body-guard, now in undisguised captivity, were traveling back to Paris.
—  The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France - Charles Duke Yonge

The destroyed former Royal Palace of Tuileries that was begun under orders of French Queen Catherine de Medici, expanded and enlarged by every following monarch through Napoleon III. It was set ablaze under the 1871 Commune and laid in ruins for years before it was completely demolished.

Hetalia phobia Headcanons

So I was talking with my sibling about Hetalia and we both began to speak about what it might be like if it were a bit more serious. As we spoke, I brought up a few Headcanons that I had when it came to some of the Nations worst fears and phobias. My sibling though they were rather interesting. So I decided to share them. I’ve always thought that Nations would have phobias based on their pasts and tradition. So I did some research and put together a list of some countries phobias. I don’t have EVERY country of course, but I do have a few.

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Palacio Imperial de las Tullerías (París, Francia)
Imperial Palace of the Tuileries (Paris, France)

Revisión militar en frente del Palacio de las Tullerías en 1810.
Revue militaire devant de le Palais des Tuileries en 1810.
Military review in front of the Tuileries Palace in 1810.

Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé (1800-1866), 1862.

Lion Monument, a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” source:

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  1. What is your full name? Santiago de la Roche
  2. Where and when were you born? Brazil; April 14, 1606
  3. Who are/were your parents? Georges de la Roche, fur trader/explorer (1584-1641); Sofia Durante (1587-1610)
  4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like? No siblings
  5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people. Santiago lives just outside Quebec City in La Nouvelle-France, in a small house his father built. There are a few other houses nearby of fellow trappers who work with him, but the house is largely isolated. Currently, however, he lives in rooms in the Tuileries Palace, a guest of the Crown
  6. What is your occupation? Trapper, fur trader, explorer
  7. Write a full physical description of yourself: Santiago is 5′10″. He is of mixed European and Native American (Mesoamerican) descent, and so has a tanned complexion. He has dark brown eyes and black hair, worn at shoulder length. He frequently sports dark stubble on his chin and jawline - never able to entirely talk himself into growing a beard.
  8. To which social class do you belong? San is an entrepreneur - he manages quite well for himself in America, and comes from a noble background, but probably looks more of a modest class among the French nobility.
  9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses? No regular illnesses, though he easily succumbs to seasickness.
  10. Are you right- or left-handed? Right handed.
  11. What does your voice sound like? His voice has a fairly middling tone, though also has an accent as compared to the people of France, giving away his foreign background. 
  12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? The typical niceties expected of him at court - using formal address, though it doesn’t always come naturally to him. He also frequently references God in his speech. Mostly, he just likes to talk.
  13. What do you have in your pockets? Nothing more than the basics - a handkerchief, some coins. He is practical, never carrying more than he needs.
  14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? Santiago smiles quite openly, friendly with whoever he’s speaking to, usually - unless they have made him angry. When he is thinking, he runs his hands through his hair or clears his throat quite a lot, as well as raising his eyebrows.
  1. How would you describe your childhood in general? Santiago’s childhood was quite free - he spent most of his childhood without his mother and with a busy father, so much time was spent exploring the woods or following his father to learn from him.
  2. What is your earliest memory? Chasing a fish through a stream near his home - he must have been four or five, trying to grab the small fish with his hands.
  3. How much schooling have you had? No formal schooling, but his father taught him the basics of reading, writing, and bookkeeping to keep track of his finances.
  4. Did you enjoy school? N/A
  5. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? From his father and his father’s fellow trappers - as well as the native peoples of the area. He learned how to fend for himself in the wilderness, and most important, how to manage his traps.
  6. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. His father was, of course, the most important person in San’s life. They were close, doing practically everything together.
  7. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family? He remembers being deeply fond of his mother, though has no solid memories of her.
  8. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? He had very little choice in what he might do, so he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as an adventurer.
  9. As a child, what were your favorite activities? Running, fishing, climbing trees, exploring.
  10. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? He was adventurous and easily excitable, though temperamental and moody, especially as he grew into a young adult.
  11. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like? There were very few boys or girls his age around him, but he was friendly enough with several of them. He spent far more time with the men his father worked with, learning from their habits and their jokes.
  12. When and with whom was your first kiss? He shared a kiss with a girl named Louise when he was 15. She was from Quebec City, and they had started visiting one another when they could. They kissed because they were both eager to try it, but nothing really came of the relationship despite San’s father’s urging - she married another merchant.
  13. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity? Yes, Santiago is a virgin - he has not yet married and has never really actually had sex, though it has of course crossed his mind.
  14. Describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today. At risk of sounding like a broken record - his father was the greatest influence on Santiago’s life, influencing pretty much all of his actions up to this day. He’s the reason San is currently in France, fostered his love of his work and the desire for adventure.