12 novembre 2005
Louis la Vache avec une vache photographed by friends visiting from Californie in front Louis's favorite store, "Vache and Cow," on rue de la Ferronnerie near Forum des Halles and la Louvre. It's difficult to tell which one is Louis and which one is the fiberglass vache. The both seem a little stiff. Relax, Louis! Louis assures us that this is NOT the vache normande he adopted. Historical footnote: In 1610 it was on rue de la Ferronnerie very near the store pictured above that King Henri IV's carriage became stuck in a Paris traffic jam (yes, they had traffic jams then, too!) and an assassin jumped into the carriage and stabbed the king. Aside from the obvious tragedy of the murder, this assassination was bad for France because Henri IV had been a good king. Aided by his equally good minister Sully, Henri IV did much to modernise France.