Ever since I attended a Romance Literature and Cultural Studies conference in Chicago years ago, I have been intrigued by the Chateau of Versailles. A French presenter described how Louis XIV would have picnics on the grounds and would have teams of well-hidden servants providing all the food and drink his guests needed without their presence being detected. Imagine "waiters" hiding in tree boughs attached to pully systems to that they could descend upon guests' wine glasses to replenish the drink as if by magic. Apparently Louis wanted an image of unadulterated privilege and elegance. The sight of a lowly servant would have ruined the spotlessly glorious ambiance. This sort of thing goes on a lot in advertising today but, thankfully Versailles has been cured. Here, I give you, Versailles Gardens with Workers.