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.
Nice one! You just made it- Friday again tomorrow 🙂
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Just returned from Spain for Holy Week and the Semana Santa so will be writing up my notes. What about you?
So, there is a monument for something that didn’t really happen. That is interesting.
I hadn’t thought about it that way!
Great shot! I took a very similar photograph of this when I visited in August 2013. The eagle I captured in my picture had cobwebs on it too, but I Photoshopped them out. Great to see this from another photographer’s perspective. Great stuff!
Thanks Tim. I thought the column was quite difficult to capture, you have done a great job!