Place d’Austerlitz in Ajaccio, Corsica

La Place d’Austerlitz in Ajaccio, Corsica is the location of an enormous monument to Napoleon Bonaparte.  Not seen in the photograph below are two eagles surmounting the years in which Napoleon was born and died (1769-1821).  The year of Napoleon’s birth is subject to some debate.  Various documents list the date of his birth as 15 August 1769, 08 January 1768, or 05 February 1768.  The date of birth on the oldest document (and therefore the one created closest to the actual event) is 15 August 1769.

The statue of Napoleon on top of the pyramid watches over the city of Ajaccio.  Elsewhere in la Place d’Austerlitz are bas relief figures of angels and a plaque from the Corsican community in Argentina commemorating the 100th anniversary of Napoleon’s death.

Monument to Napoleon in la Place d'Austerlitz

Monument to Napoleon in la Place d’Austerlitz

SOURCE:  Monument to Napoleon in la Place d’Austerlitz (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Statue of Napoleon on la Place d'Austerlitz

Statue of Napoleon in la Place d’Austerlitz

SOURCE:  Statue of Napoleon in la Place d’Austerlitz (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Bas Relief in la Place d'Austerlitz

Bas-Relief in la Place d’Austerlitz

SOURCE:  Bas-Relief in la Place d’Austerlitz (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Plaque in la Place d'Austerlitz

Plaque in la Place d’Austerlitz

SOURCE:  Plaque in la Place d’Austerlitz (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to Place d’Austerlitz in Ajaccio, Corsica

  1. Ajaccio è una cittadina molto carina, piena di vita e bella gente.

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