Statue of Napoléon atop the Colonne de la Grande Armée, at Wimille near Boulogne-sur-Mer. It was here that Napoléon had amassed 150,000 troops for two years waiting to attack England. In 1805, after realizing that he lacked naval supremacy, he abandonned the plan. The statue is positioned so that Napoléon's back is turned toward England.
©2012 P.B. Lecron