PLEASE TRAVEL WITH ME THROUGH TIME AND SPACE TO VISIT THREE OF MANY OF MY MOST FAVORITE AND RANDOM PLACES AND/OR PEOPLE OF MY ADOPTED COUNTRY. I HOLD NO GRUDGES!
I HAVE MY HAT ON AND I AM READY TO GO! ARE YOU? ALLEZ!
~ HOLD ON TIGHT BECAUSE THE TIME TUNNEL IS A WILD RIDE!
WE SHALL START IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THEN TRAVEL NORTH ~ ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD AND WHAT WILL IN THE FUTURE BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!...EZE...
THE AREA SURROUNDING EZE WAS FIRST POPULATED AROUND 2000 B.C. AND LATER INHABITED BY THE ROMANS, MOORS, PHOENICIANS, TURKS AND FRENCH.
|This medieval village is famous for its beauty and charm. The motto of the village is Isis Moriendo Renascor (meaning "In Death I am Reborn") and its emblem is a phoenix perched on a bone.|
|Eze has been described as an "eagle's nest" becuase of its location overlooking a high cliff 1400 feet above sea level on the French Mediterranean.|
LET'S FAST FORWARD (IN TIME AND SPACE) TO CHATEAU CHENONCEAU, KNOWN ALSO AS LA CHATEAU DE LES FEMME...IN THE LOIRE VALLEY.
|In 1560, the first ever fireworks display seen in France took place during the celebrations marking the ascension to the throne of Catherine's son Francis II. Above are the women whose names are associated with Chenonceau Chateau de Les Femmes.|
ONE LAST TIME THROUGH THE TUNNEL OF TIME AND SPACE TO MEET JEAN-BAPTISTE POQUELIN A.K.A. AND BY HIS STAGE NAME MOLIERE, BORN JANUARY 15, 1622.
MOLIERE WAS AND/OR IS A FRENCH PLAYWRIGHT AND ACTOR WHO IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST MASTERS OF COMEDY IN WESTERN LITERATURE.
THROUGH THE PATRONAGE OF A FEW ARISTOCRATS, INCLUDING PHILIPPE I, DUKE OF ORLEANS, THE BROTHER OF LOUIS XIV, (MY, AS YOU SAY, FATHER-IN-LAW) MOLIERE PROCURED A COMMAND PERFORMANCE BEFORE THE KING AT THE LOUVRE.
|Later, Moliere was granted the use of the Palais-Royal. This royal favor brought a royal pension to his troupe and the title "Troupe du Roi" (The King's Troupe). Moliere continued as the official author of court entertainments.|
|Excusez-moi, je suis juste fatigue!|
Au Revoir and Sweet Dreams!