Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Kleber and the Napoleon sphinx

Strasbourg is very proud of General Jean-Baptiste Kleber! They named the main square after him, with the obligatory statue of the great.
More info about him here
Curious detail. Underneath the square, there is a car park. And right in the middle is Kleber's cenotaph, complete with his corpse.
He accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt. Is this the sphinx on the memorial looks Big Boss Napo???
And, finally, he died in Cairo... killed by a student.

4 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

great shot! love the patina!

Gunn said...

nice detail, and I like the focal point.

William Kendall said...

I wonder what the general would think of his earthly remains now being amid a car park.

Halcyon said...

What an interesting piece of history.