Business magnets, actors, artists, doctors, engineers, scientists, common men, poor men, etc all receive a gift of peace and silence from death! No partiality at all though our society has always been partial to previledged ones during life and after death. Perhaps we all have seen a king's palace in any tourist destination and rarely that of a farmer's house or a carpenter's house. The lives of late eminent and rich personalities and also their tombs have always been a center of attraction. Only death is impartial not the society. No, I don't have any intention to write about such contradictions that exist in our society instead I intend to take you all to the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte - a winner of many battles!
On a cold yet sunny afternoon during March, I visited Napoleon's tomb. Napoleon Bonaparte had been in exile on the island of St Helena and died there after almost six years. His remains were exhumed and was kept in St Jerome's Chapel. The remains were moved after the tomb was completed.
"The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies"
By Napoleon Bonaparte
The tomb is placed on a green granite. The tomb is made up of red porphyry. It is circled by a crown of laurels with inscriptions, which act as reminders of the empires great victories.
"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet" By Napoleon Bonaparte
The round gallery has remarkable paintings and sculptures. The ceiling of this large church reflects baroque architecture.
Inside, the statue of our beloved Jesus was beautiful. To him all is equal. He loves all of us and to him we all are fighters winning various battles of life.
The cold march afternoon came to an end and a chilly evening began. That day, we began the beautiful morning with the famous museum - the Louvre and saw the immortal painting of Monalisa and ended with the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte!
Let me end my post with a famous quote -
"I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword".
By Napoleon Bonaparte
Labels: Europe, France, Island of St Helena, Napoleon, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon's Tomb, Paris, Tomb