This story will make my Mom proud.
When Kerry and I were at the palace of Versailles earlier this week (viewing 300+ year old artifacts), we went on a tour of King Louis XVI’s private apartment.
While taking a photo, I backed up into a rope that I suddenly felt go slack. A second later, a gigantic “BANG!!!!!” echoed through the room we were in and the tour guide said “oh dear!” with a hint of panic in her voice. I’m pretty sure my heart stopped for a beat or two as well.
Turns out, I only knocked down a pylon that was supposed to separate a non-public area from a public area.
Good thing, because 20 minutes later, we saw an ugly ornate dresser (that was designed to never open — simply a decoration piece) that sold at an auction for $11 million dollars!