Here’s What 18th Century Paris Sounded Like

Or might have sounded like, Darlings. It's a project by a musicologist named Mylène Pardoen and is the first of its kind. This historical audio reconstitution was crafted by a group of historians, sociologists and 3D specialists. The sounds take the listener between the Pont au Change and Pont Notre Dame bridges. There they can hear the toil … Continue reading Here’s What 18th Century Paris Sounded Like

Woman to Dress as Marie Antoinette for an Entire Year

Darlings, you think you're committed to our Queen, but Helen Hopcroft has you beat. This writer and artist from Australia is spending an entire year dressed as our girl in part to improve her community of Maitland, Australia. As she mentions in ABC Australia this week, she hopes the project will show her community's creative … Continue reading Woman to Dress as Marie Antoinette for an Entire Year

What We’re Watching When We Watch Victoria and The Crown

It's a wonderful time for a monarchist, darlings, and I can't say enough for the programming these days exploring the challenges a queen like me faces, like Victoria and The Crown. A royal's life has special challenges and it's about time I had some shows that I could relate to. I came across a piece I … Continue reading What We’re Watching When We Watch Victoria and The Crown