Amazing ideas for fables can be found in this world if you only look in the right place. Here is a city in an old print where a King is obviously holding court, perhaps discussing his next vacation with his advisers. Where do you think this place is?
Here are some clues. Some lowly workers in the foreground seem to plow and plant, obviously common folk! The man in the rowing boat is obviously frightened by the enormous fish in the moat with those hungry mouths and shark like teeth. The fish appear to be of a common type and it has been whispered that there are about 600 of those giant hungry Piranhas devouring those common tax paying folk if they fall into the water. Does anyone have an exact idea where this place could be? No, it can not be in the USA, they do not have a King there do they???