Queen Pirouette would scarcely draw breath after finishing one project before starting another. After the renovations to her rooms in the palace were completed, she turned her eye to the grounds. The entire north gardens were dug up and replaced with a hedge maze. It was of wickedly clever design and became a favorite meeting place for lovers with its dead-ends and circuitous routes, blind spots and carved stone benches.
Published by Russell Smith
I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar. View more posts