Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

La Colonne de la Grande Armée Boulogne France

La Colonne de la Grande Armée, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Boulogne

The column was erected in the 1840s and is a fifty-three metre-high monument topped with a statue of Napoleon Bonaparte. (Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square is shorter at forty-six metres high).  It marks the base camp where Napoleon massed France’s biggest ever army of eighty thousand men ready to invade England.

It was initially intended to commemorate a successful invasion of England, but this proved to be a bit premature and as he didn’t quite manage that it now commemorates instead the first distribution of the Imperial Légion d’honneur.

 

11 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

  1. Really like this, it’s fascinating how the DOF of this shot almost gives it a 3D effect!

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  2. The best laid plans, eh?

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  3. Thats very clever, I love it!

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  4. Perfect positioning, Andrew.

    janet

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  5. That’s a TALL monument. However did you manage this great shot?

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