Thursday, August 8, 2013

Napoleon


Napoleon stands guard over the Hotel des Invalides in Paris.

And that seems only fitting since his bones are entombed there inside in one of the grandest sarcophaguses I've ever seen.

5 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

He is as grand, and grandiose, in death as he was in life.

Did you see the tomb of Marshall Foch in the corner atrium of the church upstairs from the tomb? It is a special, reverent place. A bronze statue of pall bearers carrying the coffin! Illuminated by a deep blue light filtered through stained glass windows.

Judy said...

Wow! Nice digs for eternity.

Lowell said...

I think I took 50 pictures of this tomb! That church/museum was beautiful! But I always felt a little sorry for old Nappy...seems he must have had an ongoing stomach ache.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

He seems to be thinking, "Ooohhh, my tummy really hurts. I wonder if that could be lead poisoning."

JM said...

I've never been there. The sarcophagus is impressive! He's a hero in France and a 'persona non grata' in my country for obvious reasons - three invasions turned Portugal into a mess! The Portuguese got rid off the Napoleon troops thanks to the British allies. By the way, do you know that the alliance between Portugal and Britain is the oldest in the world?