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?


About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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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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