The Latest Mystery of Napoleon’s Tomb


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStrange. I stopped by the Invalids to admire the VA hospital Louis XIV built for his veterans, and then, taken by some kind of a gravitation pull, stepped inside the chapel — the effect was cosmic — in its circular crypt, Napoleon’s tomb gave an impression of a resting place built for a demiurge, below and yet above us. But looking at the photo this morning I was disappointed: out of context the thing resembled a soap dish. I was even tempted to open it; and what if, I thought, I were to find there precisely that, a small bar of hotel soap?

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2 Responses to The Latest Mystery of Napoleon’s Tomb

  1. trompehalf says:

    Some soap dish! If there’s one out there like it I want it!

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