Saturday, December 07, 2013

Les Invalides, Paris

One of my favorite places in Paris is Les Invalides, the final resting place for one of the world's great Generals, Napoleon Bonaparte.  It is a physically beautiful building and, as a military guy, being in the presence of one like Napoleon, and able to pay my respects (cheesy as that sounds), was something of a moving experience.

We Americans don't have anything quite like this, except perhaps JFK's tomb. We don't tend to venerate our leaders in the same way as the French do Napoleon. A shame, really.  Don't we have Generals who are as significant to our own military history?

Anyhow, some photos...I love this place. 

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