Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer at the Conciergerie

As we revisit the palace turned prison we remember the prisoners who suffered there, including Marie-Antoinette. Share

5 comments:

P. M. Doolan said...

Did you also visit the site of the Temple, where the family was held?

elena maria vidal said...

It is a shame that the Temple was torn down by Napoleon. It is just a street corner now.

P. M. Doolan said...

It is just a street, but the outline of the Temple has been painted on the street, including the outline of the exact position of the tower which formed their main prison, and a detailed map is available in the area which shows how the prison extended into the nearby park. The items that the family used in captivity can be viewed at the nearby Museum Carnavalet. I have visited the site of the Temple many times, and the fact that it is totally free of tourists makes it far more moving, I find. I have written about this and published some photos on my blog at: http://www.pauldoolan.com/2010/05/walk-in-revolutionary-paris-part-two.html

Mari said...

I love photographs like this...it conjures up such imagery of the prayers and faith that substained Marie Antoinette and her Family during this horrendous time.

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks so much for sharing your link! I will check it out! Sounds fascinating!