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Napoleon in Bratislava

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » September 25th, 2012, 11:31 am

There's a statue of Napoleon in front of the French Embassy in Bratislava, just waiting for you to sit down and have your picture taken with him.
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There are even better pictures of the statue and bench on Dominique's site. http://napoleon-monuments.eu/Napoleon1er/Napoleon.htm Scroll down a bit and you'll find them.

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Re: Napoleon in Bratislava

Postby Dominique T. » September 25th, 2012, 12:35 pm

Indeed, and many people do have their picture taken with him.

When I was there, it was about 3 people a minute ! They queue.

In fact, it's Napoleon... and it is not him. If you look carefully at his feet, you'll see one of his shoes is completely broken, making him nearly walking barefoot. Not really an imperial way of dressing. So it might be one of his soldiers. :mrgreen:

The link between Napoleon and Bratislava ?

It was then called Presb(o)urg, and that's where the treaty was signed that ended the third coalition after Austerlitz.
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Re: Napoleon in Bratislava

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » September 25th, 2012, 1:18 pm

Dominique T. wrote:The link between Napoleon and Bratislava ? It was then called Presb(o)urg, and that's where the treaty was signed that ended the third coalition after Austerlitz.

Thanks for this Dominique. I was wondering.

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Re: Napoleon in Bratislava

Postby DaveH » August 11th, 2015, 11:36 pm

It is still called Pressburg on about half of the signs as you leave Vienna (or more accurately, Wien) by road as it is the German name of the city.
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