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Published: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 04:47:56 -0700

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Sat, 27 Sep 2008 04:47:56 -0700

Monsieur Stark posted a reply:

Here in Philadelphia, PA, USA, there is nothing directly relating to Napoleon Bonaparte, but there is a plaque to mark the spot where Joseph Bonaparte lived [he had an apartment building here, although the original was torn down years ago and another old styled apartment is in its place, which was a haven for Bonapartists after Waterloo] when he came here to the USA, although he also had a large estate in New Jersey, only about 2 hours from the point by car. We have a reminder of the Ancien Regime here in as much as the original "Old" Congress Hall still has the portraits of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette given to the Congress by the said people. They hang in opposite rooms on the top floor of the building, which was the Senate hall. I think it is pure irony how tyranny looked over the birth of the new republic, and the irony is sickening, but nevertheless the paintings should remain to preverve the final state of the hall which exists solely for historical purposes since no government group actually uses it anymore.

Reply to Physical Reminders of Napoleon?

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 03:32:16 -0800

cameronreilly posted a reply:

Hey Colin

I live in Melbourne, Australia, and while Napoleon didn't have much to do in this part of the world. we are fortunate to have a permanent Napoleonic memorial called "The Briars".

The Briars belonged to the Balcombe family, who had been on St Helena when Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled there.

Physical Reminders of Napoleon?

Tue, 06 Feb 2007 06:16:49 -0800

PetworthPoster posted a new topic:

Does anyone have any physical reminders of the Napoleonic era in their locality? I grew up a couple of miles from one of the Martello towers built along the south coast of England to keep the French at bay. I will see if I can get a photo to post on here when I am next down that way.