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Versailles - Petit-Trianon - La Laiterie

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A postcard sent to Mrs. Robert Layton in San Fernando, Trinidad, B.W.I., mailed from Bingen, Germany.
This dairy at Petite Trianon (latter built by Louis XV for Mme du Barry) was the property of poor Marie Antoinette, her pleasure and pastime.

Reverse reads:
"Aug 8/10. Left Paris, dearest Louise, 8 a.m. today. Will not reach Bingen on Rhine until 9 p.m. Such a funny time at the border between France & Germany in customs examinations, but it was the cause of a friend of my brother Murray & Mollie who recognized me & boarding the train again, we had a delightful talk. We have had a great charming week in Paris, where we stayed with a lovely French lady, recommended by Will Burgess, close by the Bois de Boulogne. I enjoyed immensely all I was able to do. All at Versailles is wonderful, & then Louvre, Notre Dame, Pantheon, & many places recalling French history. Isn't it lovely to have ones mind refreshed thus? But I wear out, & several times I've had to "lay off" a day & rest. Our week, too, in London was very delightful & the 4 days coaching thro' lovely, wonderful, never to be forgotten Devonshire, across Exmoor covered with heather (saw Lorna Doone's marriage church). That coast is most beaut. I never can forget our 2 days sail down the Thames, so lovely. We are nearing the Rhine & the Mts. with the grape vines growing all the way up them for miles, are so lovely, deep valleys running between them. Oh it's a beaut. country & tomorrow we sail down the R. from Bingen to Cologne. Am thinking of you much these days & wishing to hear from you. Wonder if you received a baby jacket I sent you in June. Much love from us all.
H.O. Irving."
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9 August 1910
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  • Latitude: 48.8 Longitude: 2.133333
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Versailles - Petit-Trianon - La Laiterie

A postcard sent to Mrs. Robert Layton in San Fernando, Trinidad, B.W.I., mailed from Bingen, Germany.