Napolean’s Tomb – Les Invalides

The tomb is is just one part of the many buildings that constitute the military history of France. I couldn’t help but contrast the grandeur of the tomb with the simplicity of Raj Ghat – the resting place of another great soul, Gandhi-ji.

Napolean's tomb - awesome tribute to an EmperorNapolean's tomb - awesome tribute to an Emperor
Napolean's tomb - awesome tribute to an Emperor28-May-2014 00:24, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 13.0, 17.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 200
 
As you enter, you come across an imposing settingAs you enter, you come across an imposing setting
As you enter, you come across an imposing setting28-May-2014 00:36, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 2.8, 18.0mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 800
 
The tomb is placed midway between the lower floor and the entry floor.
This is so that you either have to look up or bow to the Emperor.The tomb is placed midway between the lower floor and the entry floor. This is so that you either have to look up or bow to the Emperor.
The tomb is placed midway between the lower floor and the entry floor. This is so that you either have to look up or bow to the Emperor.28-May-2014 00:42, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 2.8, 17.0mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 800
 
The interior of the dome is 108 meters highThe interior of the dome is 108 meters high
The interior of the dome is 108 meters high28-May-2014 00:31, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 2.8, 17.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 640
 
 
The Altar inside - guess if anyone pays attention to Jesus here amidst all the splendourThe Altar inside - guess if anyone pays attention to Jesus here amidst all the splendour
The Altar inside - guess if anyone pays attention to Jesus here amidst all the splendour28-May-2014 00:29, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 2.8, 43.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
 
  
28-May-2014 00:49, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 2.8, 42.0mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 800
 

 

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