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The president's forest.

I've been researching locations for my next convention Trail of Cthulhu scenario. I'm running it in Paris so naturally that's where it's set.

Looking at various things on Wiki, I came across this gem. There's a forest to the west of the city, near Versailles called Foret de Marly. This is what wikipedia says about it:
"Historically, it was a hunting estate of the kings of France, then of the presidents of the Republic" (my italics).

Isn't that great?

I wonder if there's a republican bowling alley for the sole use of Obama, or a cabinet golf course for our prime minister.

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undyingking
Apr. 17th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
The deputy prime minister has a rather nice croquet lawn, IIRC. And I believe there is actually a bowling alley in the White House.

But neither of those have quite the visual appeal of Sarkozy, in hunting pink, perched on a great big horse chasing wild boar. And guillotining anyone who poaches.

We need to find out what happened to the English royal forests during the Commonwealth.
gbsteve
Apr. 17th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
It seems that most suffered disafforestation, as they have today.
karohemd
Apr. 17th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
I would be surprised if the White House didn't have its own bowling alley.
anubisgrrl
Apr. 17th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
You're kidding, right. You already knew about the Presidential bowling alley, yes?

http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/floor0/bowling-alley.htm
gbsteve
Apr. 17th, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I did. I'm wondering what the US equivalent of a hunting domain is. Private ranch I guess, now that presidents no longer have cotton plantations.
heliograph
Apr. 17th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
US equivalent of a hunting domain
Camp David.
anubisgrrl
Apr. 17th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
Texas.
chilledchimp
Apr. 17th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Gordon Brown frequently hunts wild boar in the grounds of Chequers, but when he bears it manfully back to the house Sarah won't eat it because it's cruel.

http://blog.peta.org.uk/2009/sarah-brown-says-non-to-foie-gras
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