Diane, A Broad
May 16, 2013

Looking Out of Napoleon’s Windows

During our trip to Corsica, we took a day-trip to Ajaccio, birthplace of one Napoleon Bonaparte. Perhaps  you’ve heard of him.

Looking Out of Napoleon's Windows by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

The ancestral Bonaparte home, Casa Buonaparte, is still intact, having been continually owned by members of the family until 1923. It is now a national museum housing relics of the Emperor and his family.

Looking Out of Napoleon's Windows by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Looking Out of Napoleon's Windows by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

I did this weird thing where I was completely uninterested in the historically significant pieces inside the museum, but fixated on the windows and what you could see of of them instead.

Looking Out of Napoleon's Windows by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Looking Out of Napoleon's Windows by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Note to self: if I want my future children to be megalomaniacal, maybe have them grow up in a house with quaint vistas of colorful neighboring buildings and orange trees?

Looking Out of Napoleon's Windows by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

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3 Responses to “Looking Out of Napoleon’s Windows”

  1. Ohlala Maman says:

    Beautiful, I love your perspective, it is fascinating to see what his view must have been like. It’s not at all how I imagined, so colourful!

    • Thanks! That’s exactly what I thought. Though perhaps all of those orange trees were planted in more recent decades, I like to pretend that they were there when Napoleon was a child.

  2. Lauren Lou says:

    Fascinating! I did the same thing recently at Chenonceau, it’s like getting a little insight into how people lived there. xx

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