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July 19, 2011

Travel Tuesday: 18th century places, people and parties

Stuck at home? Work? Or are you staying in to escape the northeastern heat waves?

I have a huge folder called places and it is one of my favorite files of images. I put together this video of places from the 18th century.  Starting in the country and areas just outside Paris, are images of people busy, moving through streets, farms or markets.

After this the images change from black and white to color, with ladies moving through promenades, to parties and card games.  The trip ends with several grand buildings.

So consider this your 5 minute 'escape' on an otherwise slow Tuesday!


  1. What a wonderful escape--thank you for posting this video. You featured some especially interesting places, people and parties, and selected great background music, too.

  2. Thank you! That was like a 5 minute vacation to the 18th century!

  3. @Vinery & @Hierogothic you are welcome! :)

  4. Katherine LouiseJuly 23, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Oh thank you! I agree with the others, a beautiful vacation. And the music was perfect.

  5. this is lovely! what is the song you used?

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