dimanche 1 mai 2011

45. L'Hopital des Invalides


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L’Hôpital des Invalides ont les raisons trois être. Il est l’hôpital réparer les soldats blessé. En Australie, lui appelons un hôpital ‘repatriation’. Il est le musée pour L’Armée Français. Et il est le tombe du L’Empereur, Napoleon Bonaparte. On n’aime pas par non plus les républicains ou les démocrates.


La cour principale est a l’intérieur de la façade imposante en face de La Seine. Regardez le plan et vous voyez il entoure les bâtiments avec les colonades long. Ce est le musée. Dans le cour est un étalage de l’artillerie que est fait au dix-septième siècle.


Ce canon les livres vingt quatre, a dessiné de M. Jean Maritz et son fils dans dix-sept cent et quatorze huit. Le bouton de culasse est un lion Nemean. La héraldique représente l’escutcheon du Roi et du Maître Grand d’Artillerie. C’est l’arme du L’Empereur dans son les campagnes au début mais qui font son armée lente au dix-huit douze en La Russie.


Here is what I tried to say

Des Invalides has three reasons for being. It is the hospital to repair injured soldiers. In Australia, it is called a ‘Repatriation Hospital’. It is the museum for the French army. And it is the tomb for Napoleon Bonaparte I, Emperor of France, and not a friend of republicans or democrats.

The main courtyard is within the imposing facade that faces the Seine. Look at the map and you see it surrounded by long building colonnades. This is all part of the museum. In the courtyard is a display of artillery made in the 17th century.

This 24 pound gun was designed by Jean Maritz and his son in 1748. The breech knob is a nemean lion. The heraldry shows the escutcheons of the King and the Grand Master of Artillery. It is the type of weapon used by Napoleon in his early campaigns but which slowed his army to its destruction in 1812.

5 commentaires:

Pierre BOYER a dit…

Très belle promenade...

Pierre

Genie -- Paris and Beyond a dit…

This has been one of my favorite places for photos and you have shown two of the canons I featured. It is interesting how the patina can take on different hues based on the light. Mine were very green compared to this rich blue in your shots. Great photos! (Did you see the vertical sundial?)

Bises,
Genie

Julie a dit…

I will go hunt for your posts on Invalides, Genie. I do have photos of the sundial (above where I was standing for that final shot) from my trip in September 2010. But I struggle to make sense of how a vertical sundial works. I will hunt for your posts on it.

diane b a dit…

The ornate gold decorations are so French. We have nothing to compare.

Peter a dit…

I took some photos here a couple of days ago, but now when I have seen yours, I will not publish mine! These are just too good!