28 mars 2006

Napoleon à Rouen

Napoléon vint à Rouen en 1802 visiter les nombreuses usines textiles rouennaises. Il permit le développement de cette industrie, fit construire le Pont Corneille et deux rues (la rue Lafayette et la rue de la République). Cette statue fut érigée en 1853 et fabriquée avec le bronze des canons conquis à Austerlitz.

Napoleon came to Rouen in 1802 to visit some textile factory. With his help, these factorys have been developed. He also built the Corneille bridge, and two streets (Lafayette Street and Republique Street). In 1853, this statue was built with the bronze of cannons gained at the battle of Austerlitz.

6 commentaires:

Sam a dit…

It looks almoqst alive!
Lovely shot - and Rouen looks like a beautiful city. I've driven past it but never come in to visit - but your pictures make me want to !

Kris a dit…

strong image !!

Miss Poivert a dit…

Une sculpture construite à partir d'engins de mort liquéfiés... Ce genre de détail me donne à réfléchir.
Art et mort.
Art au-delà de la mort.
Art et morbidité, aussi, non ?

Terra Vecchia a dit…

et qui on n'est?
Napoléon ingénieur et architeque du royaume de France...

midnitebara a dit…

from this angle, the image is imposing and looks alive too. nice!

Denton a dit…

My wife and I lived in Waterloo Belgium several years back. These was where Nepoleon was defeated in 1815 during the Napoleonic Wars. There was a Waterloo monument however the closer one got to the monument the harder it was able to tell who won. Nepoleon tourist trinkets certainly out numbered Wellington trinkets.