Monkeys at Versailles


Kongo rode the train out to Versailles today.  Another drizzly, cool, wet day but once you get inside the palace (an hour wait in line) it was awesome, despite the crush of crowds.  Kongo can now say he has been to Versailles but it would be difficult to characterize his visit as having “seen” Versailles.  The crowds were just too thick.  The one good thing about the chateau, however, is that some of the most fantastic artwork is on the ceilings and even with huge crowds you could always just look up and be fascinated.  Of course you need to be careful about walking and looking up as Kongo ran over a few hapless monkeys in front of him and one poor bloke with a broken leg in a wheelchair (a bad day to visit for him I think) who’s painful encounter with Kongo will long be remembered. Continue reading “Monkeys at Versailles”